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Einstein - the brain of a genius

Posted on Tuesday, 20 November, 2012 | Comment icon 6 comments


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Scientists have discovered some unusual features within the brain of the late Albert Einstein.

Einstein is often considered to be one of the greatest scientists that ever lived, his remarkable intellect and accomplishments in physics continue to resonate on in to the 21st century. When he died in 1955, his brain was removed for examination in an effort to determine if there was anything about it that might account for his genius. Now over 55 years on, scientists are once again seeking clues to his intellect via a series of recently discovered anatomical photographs.

"Portions of Einsteinís brain have been found to be unlike those of most people and could be related to his extraordinary cognitive abilities," wrote anthropologist Dean Falk. "What is unusual is the complexity and convolution in the various parts of the brain."

"Called the "embodiment of pure intellect," Albert Einstein has long been considered one of the most brilliant men who ever lived."

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Comment icon #1 Posted by Sundew on 20 November, 2012, 15:05
It seems to me that the physical combinations of brain make up that Einstein possessed likely have been repeated before since we currently have around 7 billion people living on the planet and billions more who have died in the past. Einstein had the advantage of being born in a time in history where much of the groundwork in science had been laid. This is not to take away from his original creativity, far from it! It takes real genius to see beyond the dogmas of the day and create something new and revolutionary. His ideas have reshaped science as we know it. It is sad he never found the unif... [More]
Comment icon #2 Posted by CRIPTIC CHAMELEON on 20 November, 2012, 20:06
I remember reading somewhere that when they cut he's brain out they expected it to be bigger but in fact it was actually smaller.
Comment icon #3 Posted by Skeptic Chicken on 21 November, 2012, 4:18
I remember reading somewhere that when they cut he's brain out they expected it to be bigger but in fact it was actually smaller. Ant's have brains the size of pinheads, yet their daily activities are on par with ours, in with an anty difference of course. We get to places we need to go, we eat, we sleep. Ant's get to places they need to go, they eat, and they sleep. But one important difference: Ant's work together better than most humans So size doesn't account for intelligence at all, if you see intelligence as basics for survival.
Comment icon #4 Posted by Lava_Lady on 21 November, 2012, 9:28
So, how do I go about acquiring some of these extra convolutions that Einstein had? I could use a couple more, at the least.
Comment icon #5 Posted by andy hair candy on 30 November, 2012, 8:48
stop m********ing and start smoking weed i guess :S
Comment icon #6 Posted by Tofayel on 14 December, 2012, 17:10
Brain of Albert Einstein is not most important, important is contiousness. So we should try to improve our contiousness.


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