Images of Einstein's brain may explain his exceptional intellect

11/21/2012 | USA Today

Photos of Albert Einstein's brain, taken by pathologist Thomas Harvey, showed "an extraordinary prefrontal cortex, which may have contributed to ... some of his remarkable cognitive abilities," says Dean Falk, an evolutionary anthropologist at Florida State University who led an analysis of the photos. "Although the overall size and asymmetrical shape of Einstein's brain were normal, the prefrontal, somatosensory, primary motor, parietal, temporal and occipital cortices were extraordinary," Falk said.

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