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“Einstein’s brain: It was better than yours”

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Einstein’s brain: It was better than yours

“Einstein’s brain has an extraordinary prefrontal cortex, which may have contributed to . . . some of his remarkable cognitive abilities,” lead author Dean Falk notes in the study.”

“Albert Einstein’s brain was “unlike those of most people,” according to a new study led by Florida State University evolutionary anthropologist Dean Falk.

“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 says.

The study, “The Cerebral Cortex of Albert Einstein: A Description and Preliminary Analysis of Unpublished Photographs,” will be published Friday in the journal Brain.

“Einstein’s brain has an extraordinary prefrontal cortex, which may have contributed to . . . some of his remarkable cognitive abilities,” Falk notes in the study.”

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