Einstein's Brain - Superhuman?

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    Read Washington Post Article for details

    Unusual aspects of Einstein's brain were dense neurons in some areas plus a high ratio of glia cells - which transmit nerve impulses - to neurons

    Dean Falk's study found his parietal lobes (linked to conceptualization of physics prob.lems) had an unusual pattern of convolutions, rarely seen in others.

    Harvey's research materials are transferred to the USArmy's National Museum of Health and Medicine in Silver Springs, MD.

    One thing Falk noticed about the part of the brain associated with gifted musical talent is that it, too had a lot of curves on it.

    It's as though this bright man did all the right things to pro gram his brain for the type of thinking he was to do throughout his life that opened so many doors whenever research was to be done.

    After reading the article, I would almost perceive that if you want your kid to be smart, put him on a piano bench when he is young, develop drive in him, and nurture him with good food, good information, and instill in him the "can do" attitude accomplished people often have. I'm absolutely sure of it. :exclaim:
     

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    Oh, please one thing... Read the article and please comment on it.

    There are so many "experts" around here who declare others morons or geniuses, I just thought this would be a good place to talk about someone who really was in every sense a genius, plus he was also described as being witty, and ful of love for life, concerned with every aspect of a good life. I've read several books about Einstein, and in a lot of ways, he was just a regular guy, but in research, he saw things through to the end, until he fully understood his subject matter, and was able to make some pretty astonishing truths about our universe. Just sayin'. :eusa_whistle:

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    LOL, the ancient Egyptians thought brains were mush and discarded them before embalming. I think that "genius" is somewhat situational: Einstein's particular talents matched perfectly with the state of human development at the time, just as Newton's were matched to his time. Both would have been extremely intelligent in almost any context, but I don't think they would have attained the same levels of achievement if they had switched places.
     
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    Granny says, "Dat's right - ol' Albert knowed what he was talkin' `bout...
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    Distant Pulsar Lends New Support for Einstein’s Relativity Theory
    May 14, 2013 - A recent study is providing new support for a theory that many scientists consider to be one of the two major pillars of modern physics - Albert Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity.
     
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    I agree. both men used the knowledge and resources available at the time to come to their conclusions . that would effect their achievements ,but the genius of both men would still surface and be recognized .
     
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    Einstein was also very much human. He dodged responsibility for creating the horrific weapon that incinerated two Japanese cities.
     
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    Einstein actually saved millions of lives by creating a weapon to end wars. Every year the war dragged on, 25 millions of people died. By killing less than 100,000 people, that many lives per year thereafter were saved. Yes, he participated in splitting the atom, but the specific way in which the technology was used as a weapon decimated Japan's ability to manufacture their own killing machines that were destroying the peace of the world's largest peaceful (Pacific) ocean.

    The first year following the bombing, the killing and habitat destruction stopped dead in its fearful tracks. I bless Einstein's encouragement of the wise use of his sage use of mathematics, chemistry, and imagination to bring the horror of world war to a conclusion and the age of peace this fear of war brought about in which both Allied and Axis powers could recover and wean mankind from war and onto competition for ideas, improving life for world citizens, and overcoming hunger, sickness, and despair and create a world in which the pursuit of happiness prevailed for those bold enough to go after it.

    This time, the civilized worlds created a friendlier world for defeated countries to become more free through the election of statesmen to decide on laws and a president to govern democratically. They gave each defeated country a way back into building a civil nation that could prosper based on its strengths industrially, diplomatically, businesswise, and technologically.

    Today, I found quilts honoring Einstein. The one above is a portrait by Jeanine Malaney found at her Fabric Art Painting blog.

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    I ran into some images I was looking for Einstein quilts, of which I found very few, but what I did find was rather interesting to me:

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    Also, this was found:​

    [ame=http://youtu.be/ejlpfOvLtI4]E=mc2 Explained - YouTube[/ame]

    I loaded in the quilt block's information below and found an explanation of the formula at youtube. Enjoy. :)
     

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    High innate IQ, High innate conscientiousness, high innate "Open-to-Experience" personality trait, and a good amount of serendipity. Einstein probably had all of these.
     
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    He didn't "create" anything.

    He was basically asked if what they were doing would work and he said yes.
     

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