CAMBRIDGE (CBS) — A local professor went above and beyond to teach a lesson to her students.

In a YouTube video, Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor Nancy Kanwisher tries to come up with a better way to highlight certain brain functions using her own head.

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“It’s kind of hard to tell with all this damn hair in the way,” she says.

Her solution? Shaving her head.

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“I’m going to show you where each of those brain regions are on my scalp,” she said.

Then, a graduate student and neuro artist drew specific regions of the brain on the professor’s scalp while Kanwisher pointed out each area’s specific functions.

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(Image credit YouTube)

(Image credit YouTube)

More of Kanwisher’s lectures are available here.