About My Health Careers Internship MedBlogs Contact us
Medindia LOGIN REGISTER
Advertisement

Einstein's Brain may Have Contributed to His Brilliance

by Bidita Debnath on October 7, 2013 at 1:36 PM
Font : A-A+

 Einstein's Brain may Have Contributed to His Brilliance

A new study suggests that the left and right hemispheres of Albert Einstein's brain were unusually well connected and may have contributed to his brilliance.

Florida State University evolutionary anthropologist, Dean Falk, said that this study provides new information that helps make sense of what is known about the surface of Einstein's brain.

Advertisement

Lead author Weiwei Men of East China Normal University's Department of Physics developed a new technique to conduct the study, which is the first to detail Einstein's corpus callosum, the brain's largest bundle of fibers that connects the two cerebral hemispheres and facilitates interhemispheric communication.

Men's technique measures and color-codes the varying thicknesses of subdivisions of the corpus callosum along its length, where nerves cross from one side of the brain to the other.
Advertisement

These thicknesses indicate the number of nerves that cross and therefore how "connected" the two sides of the brain are in particular regions, which facilitate different functions depending on where the fibers cross along the length.

In particular, this new technique permitted registration and comparison of Einstein's measurements with those of two samples - one of 15 elderly men and one of 52 men Einstein's age in 1905.

During his so-called "miracle year" at 26 years old, Einstein published four articles that contributed substantially to the foundation of modern physics and changed the world's views about space, time, mass and energy.

The study has been published in the journal Brain.

Source: ANI
Advertisement

Advertisement
News A-Z
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Advertisement
News Category
What's New on Medindia
Memory Loss - Can it be Recovered?
International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2021 - Fighting for Rights in the Post-COVID Era
Effect of Blood Group Type on COVID-19 Risk and Severity
View all

Medindia Newsletters Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!
Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

More News on:
Parkinsons Disease Parkinsons Disease Surgical Treatment Brain Brain Facts Ataxia Language Areas in The Brain Ways to Improve your Intelligence Quotient (IQ) 

Recommended Reading
Brain Slices of Albert Einstein on Public Display at Philadelphia Museum
For the first time ever, tiny slices of famed physicist Albert Einstein's brain have been put on ......
Albert Einstein and Winston Churchill Were Not Dyslexic Says Expert
If Einstein and Churchill were dyslexic they wouldn't have produced the scientific, historical or .....
Baby Monkey Looks Like Albert Einstein
When Professor Mihail Nazarov was visiting Malaysia, little did he know that he would meet someone ....
Bible Signed by Albert Einstein Fetches $68,500 in Auction
Albert Einstein signed Bible has earned 68,500 dollars at an auction in New York City, say sources....
Ataxia
Ataxia affects coordination. Gait becomes unstable and the patient loses balance. The cerebellum or ...
Language Areas in The Brain
The mechanism of how human brain processes the language to express and comprehend the verbal, writte...
Parkinsons Disease
Parkinson’s disease is a neurodegenerative disease caused by progressive dopamine brain cells loss. ...
Ways to Improve your Intelligence Quotient (IQ)
Intelligence quotient (IQ) is a psychological measure of human intelligence. Regular physical and me...

Disclaimer - All information and content on this site are for information and educational purposes only. The information should not be used for either diagnosis or treatment or both for any health related problem or disease. Always seek the advice of a qualified physician for medical diagnosis and treatment. Full Disclaimer

© All Rights Reserved 1997 - 2021

This site uses cookies to deliver our services. By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie Policy, Privacy Policy, and our Terms of Use