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. 2014 Jul;88:21-5.
doi: 10.1016/j.bandc.2014.04.004. Epub 2014 May 14.

Neuromythology of Einstein's Brain

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Neuromythology of Einstein's Brain

Terence Hines. Brain Cogn. .

Abstract

The idea that the brain of the great physicist Albert Einstein is different from "average" brains in both cellular structure and external shape is widespread. This belief is based on several studies examining Einstein's brain both histologically and morphologically. This paper reviews these studies and finds them wanting. Their results do not, in fact, provide support for the claim that the structure of Einstein's brain reflects his intellectual abilities.

Keywords: Genius; Intelligence.

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