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Einstein's Brain Reveals Clues to Genius

Science & Tech  (tags: Albert Einstein, brain, pathologist Thomas Harvey, autopsy photos re-surface, Nov 16 journal "Brain" )

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Einstein's brain had extraordinary folding patterns in several regions, which may help explain his genius, newly uncovered photographs suggest.

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Simone D (1471)
Tuesday November 20, 2012, 2:42 am

Thank you Judy!

Roger G (154)
Tuesday November 20, 2012, 4:45 pm
noted, thanks !

Freya H (357)
Tuesday November 20, 2012, 5:01 pm
Now if we could just cause this to happen in EVERY brain - maybe there is a way to fix stupid after all. ;)

Sam E M (0)
Wednesday November 21, 2012, 5:10 am
It would be interesting to know what caused the elaborate folding.

Emma S (239)
Wednesday November 21, 2012, 5:11 am
Thanks for this, Judy. (I don't even want to think about what my 'brain' looks like...)

Danuta W (1248)
Wednesday November 21, 2012, 5:27 am

Past Member (0)
Wednesday November 21, 2012, 6:01 am
the Article saved, Simone. Thank You.

i´ve been married TWICE!! with my Einstein. Dr. of Theoretical Physic´s. just to tell. i´m still proud of him.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday November 21, 2012, 6:26 am
Thank You, dear Judy.

Sue Matheson (79)
Wednesday November 21, 2012, 6:32 am

donnaa D (14)
Wednesday November 21, 2012, 7:19 am
very interesting, thank you dear.

Deb E (0)
Wednesday November 21, 2012, 7:26 am
Thank you. What an interesting man and intellect. And he continuesto intrigue us even now.

Gloria picchetti (304)
Wednesday November 21, 2012, 8:32 am
I never noticed before that the brain & the placenta look alike. That's the extent of my gray matter for the day!

Marie Therese Hanulak (30)
Wednesday November 21, 2012, 1:37 pm
Interesting article

David C (153)
Wednesday November 21, 2012, 3:02 pm
cool. thanks.

Judy ComputerDownC (97)
Wednesday November 21, 2012, 6:18 pm
Lots of your comments gave me a laugh. Thanks, everybody.

Lin Penrose (92)
Wednesday November 21, 2012, 7:16 pm
Noted, (I think), Thanks Judy. Unfortunate the pathologist was so selfish and also didn't keep any brain matter for DNA investigations. Perhaps many writers and readers share some of the mental picture abilities that some brain folds enhance. Einstein had some early development intellectual difficulties that he obviously overcame.

Gloria H (88)
Wednesday November 21, 2012, 8:09 pm
recorded history is the key. How about Tesla's brain? Mozart's? I'm sure mine looks like a pound of ground round without sprigs of parsley on the side. Alzheimer brains are supposed to look sorta like swiss cheese all holey. what if there are few folds..more like a loaf of bread maybe the neurons could travel faster, like ball bearings. Or loose marbles in the skull. Do they have to be in a maze of folds? If we can fit information into a micro chip, would we need such large skulls? Dinosaurs had brains the size of walnuts, maybe size doesn't count after all. Inquirering minds wanna know.

Suzanne L (99)
Wednesday November 21, 2012, 9:26 pm
Generally more folding (more gray matter) does coincide with higher intellect. Whether this is a spontaneous occurance in a few people or has some genetic connection is as yet unknown.

Ximena Jaramillo (14)
Thursday November 22, 2012, 7:20 am
noted and signed

Sergio Padilla (65)
Thursday November 22, 2012, 1:03 pm

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Saturday November 24, 2012, 1:07 pm
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