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Einstein's genius put down to 'well-connected' brain halves
UPI ^ | October 4, 2013

Posted on 10/06/2013 9:52:03 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Oct. 4 (UPI) -- The brilliance of Albert Einstein's brain may have been down to unusually well-connected left and right hemispheres, U.S. and Chinese researchers say.

Florida State University evolutionary anthropologist Dean Falk, using a technique developed by Weiwei Men of East China Normal University's Department of Physics, says the study was the first detailed look at Einstein's corpus callosum, the brain's largest bundle of fibers connecting the two cerebral hemispheres and facilitating interhemispheric communication.

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TOPICS: Science
KEYWORDS: brains; corpuscallosum; einstein; fsu; genius; iq; psychology; science

1 posted on 10/06/2013 9:52:03 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement
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To: ConservativeStatement


Sorry CS, I couldn't resist it! :)



"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances."

2 posted on 10/06/2013 10:02:07 AM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN - 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Sorry? I may have to lift that for future purposes. :-)


3 posted on 10/06/2013 10:03:08 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09.")
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To: ConorMacNessa

Sorry? I may have to lift that for future purposes. :-)


4 posted on 10/06/2013 10:03:13 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09.")
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To: ConservativeStatement
By all means, FRiend!



"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances."

5 posted on 10/06/2013 10:14:51 AM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN - 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: ConservativeStatement
Einstein was no genius. If he was, he never would have told the apes what he knew. /sarc

Godzilla 2014 Trailer

6 posted on 10/06/2013 10:19:48 AM PDT by justa-hairyape (The user name is sarcastic. Although at times it may not appear that way.)
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To: ConservativeStatement
So if your left hand knows what your right is doing, you might have a chance.

If not, thanks for playing!

Somehow, this explains the level of efficiency I have come to expect from most government institutions...

7 posted on 10/06/2013 10:25:25 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

This can’t be.

I’ve been reliably told that intelligence has nothing to do with genetics, that we’re all potential Einsteins, just a matter of access to Public Education.

Now you say it’s Evolution?!

Can’t be. Obama tell me so.


8 posted on 10/06/2013 10:36:50 AM PDT by Regulator
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To: ConservativeStatement

This is what you get when you have people with a mechanistic understanding of the human mind.

Of course, they’d never stop to ask if the connections were caused by Einstein’s intelligence.


9 posted on 10/06/2013 11:33:42 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible traitors. Complicit in the destruction of our country.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

THE Right Brain vs Left Brain test ... do you see the dancer turning clockwise or anti-clockwise?

If clockwise, then you use more of the right side of the brain and vice versa.

Most of us would see the dancer turning anti-clockwise though you can try to focus and change the direction; see if you can do it.

LEFT BRAIN FUNCTIONS
uses logic
detail oriented
facts rule
words and language
present and past
math and science
can comprehend
knowing
acknowledges
order/pattern perception
knows object name
reality based
forms strategies
practical
safe

RIGHT BRAIN FUNCTIONS
uses feeling
"big picture" oriented
imagination rules
symbols and images
present and future
philosophy & religion
can "get it" (i.e. meaning)
believes
appreciates
spatial perception
knows object function
fantasy based
presents possibilities
impetuous
risk taking

10 posted on 10/06/2013 11:44:30 AM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: central_va

I saw her as moving cw, but I was able to look away and then see her moving in a ccw motion. What does that say about my hemispheres?


11 posted on 10/06/2013 12:32:29 PM PDT by Bigg Red (Let me hear what God the LORD will speak. -Ps85)
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To: Bigg Red; central_va
Same here.

I saw her turning cw, thought "But she's simply, objectively going cw, what's to discuss?" --- Then took a long blink and tried to see her going ccw (focusing in her arms rather than her leg) and sure enough, I could see her going ccw.

12 posted on 10/06/2013 1:08:32 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o ("See something, say something.")
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To: Mrs. Don-o

I wonder if it’s related to the fact that we’re female....


13 posted on 10/06/2013 1:23:30 PM PDT by Bigg Red (Let me hear what God the LORD will speak. -Ps85)
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To: Bigg Red

I thought of that!!

Supposedly the female brain, though it has 4% less cells than a man's, has more dendritic connections between brain cells and a larger corpus collusum. This means women can transfer data between the right and left hemisphere faster than men. Men tend to be more left brained, while women have greater access to both sides.

This gives women an advantage in cases of brain injury, like trauma or stroke. If a woman has a stroke in the left side of the brain, she may still have language "stuff" on the right side, and so finds it easier to relearn and to recover more rapidly and completely.

Or so they say!

Tagline.

14 posted on 10/06/2013 1:40:22 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o (Maybe my husband and I make a "whole wit.")
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To: Mrs. Don-o

I vaguely recall reading something describing what you have posted about the ability for a woman’s brain to shift between the hemispheres.

Can’t remember for sure, but I am thinking that the piece I read said that the corpus callosum in a woman is thicker and allows for more transfer. (But I may be remembering this incorrectly.)

That quick transfer factor probably accounts of the fact that I exhibit some behaviors that totally baffle — and sometimes annoy — my husband, while we are working together on some project in the garden that requires some sort of analytical thinking. While his hyper-focused engineer’s brain is making calculations about how much mulch we’ll need or how much lumber to buy for yet another planting bed, I often stop in mid-sentence to comment on a plant or a bird or the neighbor’s flowers.


15 posted on 10/06/2013 3:31:42 PM PDT by Bigg Red (Let me hear what God the LORD will speak. -Ps85)
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To: central_va

Clockwise.
I was, however, able to get the image to switch by looking the “Stationary” foot. Once I could get that to go counter clockwise, I was able to view the entire image to move in that direction, at least for a few rotations.


16 posted on 10/06/2013 3:52:23 PM PDT by Pete from Shawnee Mission
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To: central_va

I got clockwise.


17 posted on 10/06/2013 6:39:50 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09.")
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To: brytlea; cripplecreek; decimon; bigheadfred; KoRn; Grammy; married21; steelyourfaith; Mmogamer; ...

Thanks ConservativeStatement. An extra to a few lists.


18 posted on 10/15/2013 8:24:28 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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To: Bigg Red

Ummm, there will be people in white coats at your door shortly. Don’t panic, they’re from the government and are there to help you.


19 posted on 10/15/2013 8:26:59 PM PDT by Lx (Do you like it? Do you like it, Scott? I call it, "Mr. & Mrs. Tenorman Chili.")
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To: SunkenCiv

Nothing a good lobotomy couldn’t fix.


20 posted on 10/15/2013 8:28:01 PM PDT by left that other site (You Shall Know the Truth, and the Truth Shall Set You Free...John 8:32)
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To: Bigg Red

from now on, ALL motion will be CCW for me.


21 posted on 10/15/2013 8:29:05 PM PDT by left that other site (You Shall Know the Truth, and the Truth Shall Set You Free...John 8:32)
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To: central_va

What does it mean when I see the woman spinning end-over-end?


22 posted on 10/15/2013 8:35:37 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: central_va

When my ‘phone updates, it has an animation consisting of a small gear meshed with a larger gear rotating.

I can see either gear rotating clockwise, anti-clockwise, and just 1/6th turn, at will.

I can also make the dancer change direction when I want.

What does that mean?


23 posted on 10/15/2013 8:37:35 PM PDT by Don W (Know what you WANT. Know what you NEED. Know the DIFFERENCE!)
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To: Lazamataz

It means you’re oversexed.

Solution: move to Middlesex.

You’re welcome.


24 posted on 10/16/2013 3:25:15 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Lazamataz
What does it mean when I see the woman spinning end-over-end?

It means you shouldn't drive.

25 posted on 10/16/2013 3:56:04 AM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: Don W
I can also make the dancer change direction when I want. What does that mean?

You could be gay.

26 posted on 10/16/2013 3:56:45 AM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: Bigg Red

Me, too. Consistently changed direction five times.


27 posted on 10/16/2013 7:37:31 AM PDT by Silentgypsy (the seed spawn of zor-ketthraa!.)
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To: left that other site

What does a bad lobotomy do?


28 posted on 10/16/2013 7:39:36 AM PDT by Silentgypsy (the seed spawn of zor-ketthraa!.)
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To: Silentgypsy

Don’t know...all of mine have been good ones! (LOLOLOL)


29 posted on 10/16/2013 7:45:00 AM PDT by left that other site (You Shall Know the Truth, and the Truth Shall Set You Free...John 8:32)
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To: left that other site

*czckle*


30 posted on 10/16/2013 7:46:34 AM PDT by Silentgypsy (the seed spawn of zor-ketthraa!.)
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To: justa-hairyape

Godzilla 2014 trailer???


31 posted on 10/16/2013 7:50:13 AM PDT by RandallFlagg (IRS = Internal Revenge Service)
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To: central_va

LOL


32 posted on 10/16/2013 7:58:05 AM PDT by Don W (Know what you WANT. Know what you NEED. Know the DIFFERENCE!)
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To: Silentgypsy

I’d rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy.


33 posted on 10/16/2013 8:08:18 AM PDT by LachlanMinnesota
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