Though slightly creepy, this fascinating video shows exactly how the human face is formed in the womb. It is “based on scans of a developing embryo and captures the formation of the face in the womb.” In other words, you’ll see how much like a puzzle your face really is, during the developmental stages. Continue reading for the video and more information.

The 30-second clip strings together 3-D models of the developing face based on scans taken in the first trimester. ‘It was a nightmare for structures like the nose and palate, which didn’t exist for most of the animation,’ graphics researcher David Barker told New Scientist.


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