Einstein's brain

Einstein's brain

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Credit: OTIS HISTORICAL ARCHIVES, NATIONAL MUSEUM OF HEALTH AND MEDICINE/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Einstein's brain. This is a side view of the interior of the left hemisphere. During the autopsy of the German-Swiss-US physicist Albert Einstein (1879-1955), the pathologist Thomas Harvey removed his brain and kept it for research. This is the preserved brain before it was sectioned into approximately 240 pieces. The brain is a normal size for Einstein's age, weighing 1.22 kilograms. Sections of the brain were sent to researchers worldwide. Nothing about Einstein's brain was found to be unusual, until 1999 when it was shown that his parietal lobes were 15 per cent larger than average. This area of the brain is involved in visual thinking and spatial reasoning.

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