Skip to comments.Uncommon Features of Einstein's Brain Might Explain His Remarkable Cognitive Abilities
Posted on 11/17/2012 3:49:48 PM PST by EveningStar
Portions of Albert Einsteins brain have been found to be unlike those of most people and could be related to his extraordinary cognitive abilities, according to a new study led by Florida State University evolutionary anthropologist Dean Falk.
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I never really thought of him as wildly intelligent. He just thought in different directions than most people of the time.
I’m smarter than Einstein in that at least I never embraced socialism.
All men are geniuses in their own place.
THAT part of his brain was underdeveloped.
This is nothing but whoring after grant money.
A while ago I had a patient who had a small benign tumor in her brain. Her behavior and emotions changed dramatically. When I spoke to her neurologist, he said it had nothing to do with the tumor...nothing.
The fact that she and her family reported significant change to funtioning and there was a newly discovered tumor was jsut an artifact.
No you're not, you never did anything for science, society or anything and nobody's ever heard of you............
Sounds to me like the only thing that defines you is your obsession with politics. Broaden your horizons dude, there's happiness outside of politics if you're willing to look for it........
1927 Solvay conference. Some smart people there.
If he had not been a Jew in Nazi Germany but instead a member of German National Socialist Party this would be a very different world today...
I have personal knowledge of one anecdotal case where changes were not before the diagnosis. Different strokes for different folks. That whole brain thing is way complex.
I have personal knowledge of one anecdotal case where changes were noticed before the diagnosis. Different strokes for different folks. That whole brain thing is way complex.
Spare me the lecture. Like I said, I’m smarter than Einstein in that I never embraced socialism.
half of those guys have a number, constant, law or theory
bearing their name.
My anatomy instructor in college said that Einstein had far more glial cells than a ‘normal’ brain. Not sure how that would account for his intellect.
Is Heisenberg in that picture or not?
“Portions of Albert Einsteins brain have been found”
There’s some really strange stories about what may or may not have happened to his brain. There’s probably no telling for sure whether these guys are actually even working with part of his brain.
Yes. He’s the guy in front of the right shoulder of the guy all by himself in the back right.
Wait...was that an uncertainty joke?
If three rows, third from right on top row.
A good number of “oddly shaped brains” in that photo.
Looks like he is toward the back, on the right.
Back row, third from the right, but I’m uncertain about it, looks a little fuzzy, especially the longer I look.
I knew where you were going with that just fine, until you told me where he was.
The names are at the bottom of the picture....What’s the problem
You know, a mans allowed at least one mistake; economics wasn’t his field
I got it immediately ... good post!
ALL those guys have a number, constant, law or theory bearing their name.
Very colorful and diverse crowd. I feel that since this overwhelmingly promotes middle aged white guys, all credit should be taken from them in any new history book and given to the disenfranchised minorities. It should now be called Pancho’s Theory of Relativity and Kwame Coil to name but a few.
Hey, that’s my uncle Warren Miller.
Look at Einstein’s right arm. He’s scratching his behind while they took the picture. Good to know that a genius has to itch, too.
The names are at the bottom of the picture....Whats the problem
A little physics humor; they are riffing on his Uncertainty Principle.
ahhh....I see said the blind man as he picked up his hammer and saw.
Neither was psychology, yet everyone quotes his definition of insanity. If his definition were correct, we wouldn’t need mental hospitals—just maybe a dog for everyone and plenty of chocolate.
I have convinced myself that Einstein had either Asperger’s Syndrome or maybe was fully high-functioning autistic.
Wow: that’s a grouping.
Amazing how so many of those in the photo are people I teach kids about in science class. It was a golden age of science, all those folks sitting on the doorstep of the atomic age.
That’s exactly what went throughout my mind, just labeling them with the various ideas and constants and equations named after them.
Or take his wife’s work and publish it as his own.
Check out the BBC series “The ascent of Man” narrated by mathematician and biologist Jacob Bronowski. You’ll love it...other than his pessimistic attitude toward man’s present disposition toward true science.
Of course not ... he's in my kitchen right now. He's only 8 weeks old! (Our new Keeskimo puppy ... the kids are all geeks!)
Oh, come off it already. Sheldon Cooper didn't attend.
("And I didn't, either," my cat telegraphs to me with that smart-ass cat expression only she can manage.)
Wow, that’s a lot of brainpower in one picture.
His definition of insanity was probably not original; people just ascribe it to him to borrow some authority. He didn’t have a lot to offer outside his field but he did fundamentally change how humanity sees the universe; a pretty uncommon achievement.
Will do. Current BBC documentaries you CANNOT purchase that break my heart:
Chemistry: A Volatile History
Royal Deaths and Diseases
You can, however, get multiple copies of Housewives of Beverly Hills or Honey Boo Boo. Go figure. I wish the BBC would be more ameanable to putting such things out.
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