Like most neuroscientists, when you’ve had a hard day at the lab, you get home and just want to scatter a few rose petals into a warm bath, put on your favourite whale song tape, and sink into the tub.
What’s missing? A few candles to shed a gentle ambient glow over your tired body.
Sadly, most candles just don’t cut it.
Tea lights just remind you of those 47 cups of tea you drunk during data analysis and if you wanted something with the scent of soothing reassurance you would have gone to the clinical psychology department.
What you need is a brain-floating-in-formalin-style candle.
Well, don’t worry, because ThinkGeek have started selling one.
It says it’s a “hand-sculpted brain candle suspended in gel wax” and oddly it’s described as unscented.
Clearly wrong. It smells of science.
Link to brain candle.