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Old 11-19-2012, 09:55 PM
 
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Seems his brain was quite a bit different than a normal human beings....

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Analysis of the snaps, the authors suggest, reveal “an extraordinary prefrontal cortex, which may have contributed to the neurological substrates for some of his remarkable cognitive abilities.” The trio also assert the great physicist's “primary somatosensory and motor cortices near the regions that typically represent face and tongue are greatly expanded in the left hemisphere” and that his “parietal lobes are also unusual and may have provided some of the neurological underpinnings for his visuospatial and mathematical skills, as others have hypothesized.
The cerebral cortex of Albert Einstein: a description and preliminary analysis of unpublished photographs
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Old 11-20-2012, 01:03 PM
 
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Ah, yes! Then again, the brains of serial killers are different too!

Just saying......
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Old 11-20-2012, 04:04 PM
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Just a case of superior genetic development. I do not think there was extraterrestrial influence.
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Old 11-20-2012, 06:54 PM
 
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I read somewhere that evolution occurs not like a clock but in jumps and leaps. Perhaps people such as Einstein, Mozart, DaVinci, were the leaps in the evolutionary process. Or who knows, perhaps they all had birth defects.
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Old 11-22-2012, 11:41 PM
 
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By some accounts, other parts of his brain were under-developed. Social conventions, fashion, hygiene seemed have meant little to him.

All of us are influenced to some degree by biology. Luckily Einstein's brain had the right configuration at the right time, to mankind's benefit. He was a pain-in-the-rear, though, for those close to him.
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Old 11-25-2012, 10:47 PM
 
Location: PRC
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As far as I remember, autism produces amazing skills but in very limited and arrow areas. We have geniuses around us all the time but not all of them are developed and recognized as such.

It is all more of a failing in our educational system than anything else I feel.

If truth be know, we are probably all related or descendants of aliens, so nothing new there.
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Old 11-25-2012, 11:02 PM
 
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Seems his brain was quite a bit different than a normal human beings....



The cerebral cortex of Albert Einstein: a description and preliminary analysis of unpublished photographs
um, no.

the large size of certain parts of his brain is accountable to the fact that he used his brain, quite a lot. you use your brain, it literally gets bigger. the brain can rebuild itself after a stroke. if einstein is an alien, we all are.
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Old 11-25-2012, 11:09 PM
 
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That's right, nighthouse. For one example, if you take two identical twins and train only one of them extensively in music, his brain will become noticeably more developed in certain regions, even though they are identical genetically.
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Old 11-26-2012, 02:07 PM
 
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he was mostly a plagiarist.
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Old 11-30-2012, 10:34 AM
 
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not sure, all i know is that he was alive today he would be considered unqualified to teach. he did not have a silly teaching certificate. haha.
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