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Working with no less an authority on cerebral matters are no other than Dr Richard Restak. Montegrappa releases one of the most ambitious pens in its illustrious history. The Brain Pen is the result of an extensive collaboration with Dr Restak, the author of more than 20 books on the subject. Among his many positions are those of Clinical Professor of Neurology at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and residencies at Mount Sinai Hospital, Georgetown University Hospital and George Washington Hospital. To create a pen that represents the complexities of the very organ. Montegrappa's designers drew inspiration from from the brain itself. The link between the brain and the pen, with the act and art of writing serving as an extension of man's ability to express himself while exercising the brain itself, which encouraged Montegrappa to illustrate this direct intellectual and physical connection. Emblematic of this is the contrast present in the pen's most basic structural elements: the top part of the pen is rich and elaborate, while the body is simple, acting as a parallel to a human's body, where all the riches are in the brain. Adorning the top of cap is a cross-section of the brain, based on an ancient illustration. The cap features an over-lay made up of neurons, with the pocket clip representing the spinal cord. The clip has a spring-loaded mechanism and its tip is lacquered in red or black, to differentiate the fountain pen from the rollerball. Etched into the nib is the image of sea-horse. The refers to the hippocampus, which is a major component of the brain of humans and other vertebrates. It belongs to the limbic system and plays an important role in the consolidation of information from short-term memory to long term memory and spatial navigation. The Brain Pen is limited edition consists of : 1012 silver fountain pens, being the number of neurons in the human brain, which are estimated to be between 10 raised to the 12th power or 10 raised to the 13th power; and 900 silver rollerball pens, as the number of neurotransmitter (messenger) molecules released by a single synaptic vesicle is 900. Accompanying every Brain Pen is a copy of a book written especially for Montegrappa by Dr Restak.