Image of the Day: Exploring Einstein’s Brain

 

         
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Now you can zoom in and explore the brain of the greates genius of the 20th century via a new cloud-based virtual microscope system for iPad app developed by the National Museum of Health and Medicine Chicago that lets users examine digitised versions of nearly 350 slides made from slices of Albert Einstein's brain after his death in 1955. A study of the slides published in 1999 showed that Einstein's parietal lobe, the area of the brain associated with mathematics and spatial reasoning, was 15 per cent wider than in a normal brain.


The new app offers medical researchers the opporrunity to study the digitised version of Einstein's brain without risk of damaging the original slides, as well giving the general public a view of the brain that gave us the theory of relativity and revolutionized our knowledge of the Universe.

 

          
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The Daily Galaxy via The National Museum of Health and Medicine Chicago

Image credit: The National Museum of Health and Medicine Chicago/AP/Press Association

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