Whilst in the Department of Mysteries...
“Honest, Harry, they’re brains — look — Accio Brain!”
The scene seemed momentarily frozen. Harry, Ginny, and Neville and each of the Death Eaters turned in spite of themselves to watch the top of the tank as a brain burst from the green liquid like a leaping fish. For a moment it seemed suspended in midair, then it soared toward Ron, spinning as it came, and what looked like ribbons of moving images flew from it, unraveling like rolls of film —
Harry did not know what would happen if Ron touched the tentacles of thought now flying behind the brain, but he was sure it would not be anything good. He darted forward but Ron had already caught the brain in his outstretched hands.
The moment they made contact with his skin, the tentacles began wrapping themselves around Ron’s arms like ropes.
Ron nearly gets suffocates by the brain:
“Harry, it’ll suffocate him!”
So why was there a brain in there in the first place? Wizards do own many highly dangerous objects, and the Ministry was full of these stuff. Even so, they must have had a reason for keeping a brain in the Department of Mysteries.
What I mean is: Why was the brain in the Department of Mysteries? Is there any evidence that backs up the theory that MoM employees were studying the brain?