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Wiring of Einstein’s brain a clue to his intelligence

Remarkable connections between the right and left hemispheres of Albert Einstein’s brain may have contributed to his intelligence, a new study has found.

Researchers examined images of Einstein’s corpus callosum, a fibre-dense region that facilitates communication between the brain’s two hemispheres, and found this area was unusually well connected compared to other people.

Their findings show that Einstein had more extensive connections between certain parts of his cerebral hemispheres compared to both younger and older control groups.

The authors of the study developed a new technique to measure the length and thickness of nerves that cross one side of the brain to other.

These techniques are expected to assist other researchers interested in the connectivity between regions of the brain.

Read more at East China Normal University

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