The new collection of drawings inspired by physiology explore how our body works. Understanding the body highlights the changes with disease and brings hope for new medicines and treatments for the future. Physiologists often add dyes in their work to reveal structures inside the body. These drawings encourage members of the public to add their own unique colours and get creative while learning about the human body. Physiological topics cover the brain, the heart, the lungs and the digestive system, with three of the entries in collaboration with DPAG academics.
© Left ear - Dr Burns & Prof King
Amazing Body: Listen
"Your body is a astonishing. For a moment just listen. We hear so much around us. We need both ears to help give our brain information as to where sound is coming from. We cannot see sound but here imagine sound as ripples, sound waves travelling through the air."
Collaboration: Dr Lizzie Burns with Professor Andrew King.
© Alveoli - Dr Burns, Prof Robbins & Prof Dorrington
Amazing Body: Beautiful Lungs
"We take oxygen in from the air we breathe and excrete carbon dioxide. This exchange of gases takes place within lungs which resemble branched trees."
Collaboration: Dr Lizzie Burns with Professor Peter Robbins and Professor Keith Dorrington.
© Intestine cross section - Dr Burns & Prof de Wet
Amazing Body: Digestive System
"We need food to grow and maintain our busy active body. We interact with the world in a vital way through eating. Through eating a variety of food we ingest many molecules which are broken down (digested) through acids in the stomach."
Collaboration: Dr Lizzie Burns with Professor Heidi de Wet.
Science brings hope and appreciation as to how astonishing our body is. I hope this collection will bring you delight, joy and comfort in learning about yourself while unleashing your creativity. - Dr Lizzie Burns
Download the Amazing Body colouring book for the full set of drawings.
Read more about Amazing Body on The Physiological Society website.