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Taking a closer look at Einstein's brain

By T.K. Randall
April 21, 2009 · Comment icon 3 comments

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When Albert Einstein died in 1955 his brain was removed and preserved for study, today part of it is kept at the University Medical Center of Princeton. Anthropologist Dean Falk has now began a new study in to how Einstein's brain may have contributed to his genius.
When a rare genius like Albert Einstein comes along, scientists naturally wonder if he had something special between his ears. The latest study of Einstein's brain concludes that certain parts of it were indeed very unusual and might explain how he was able to go where no physicist had gone before when he devised the theory of relativity and other groundbreaking insights. "


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Comment icon #1 Posted by :PsYKoTiC:BeHAvIoR: 15 years ago
I wonder if someone asked Einstein's permission to have his brain preserved for future study?
Comment icon #2 Posted by Legatus Legionis 15 years ago
part of it is kept at the University Medical Center of Princeton. now got to wonder where are the other part of his brain are..
Comment icon #3 Posted by infernal 15 years ago
but does his brain really can explain about his geniusity?? or that is only because his experients after all


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