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Monday, January 28, 2013

Einstein's Brain was a Special One

In the most comprehensive study of Einstein's brain, it turns out he had an extraordinarily large prefrontal cortex, which is the area just behind your forehead.  In addition, he had a large, rectangular motor face that the author if the linked article has never seen before in any other brain.  No one is sure how this section helped Einstein reach the level of intuition, creativity and genius he had in his lifetime, but it remains a topic of interest even after nearly sixty years since Einstein's death in 1955.  This also demonstrates how much we still need to learn about the brain and human cognition.  It will be fascinating to learn of the discoveries that have yet to take place throughout your lifetime!  

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