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The Riddle of Einstein's
Brain
Tasneem Rawashdeh
22/Oct/2012
A weird story about the journey of
Einstein’s brain
Albert Einstein was one of the greatest journeys of mind
in history of...
A weird story about the journey of
Einstein’s brain
After hours of Eintsein’s death, his mind disappeared.
A mysterious ca...
The brain was conducted in by pathologist Thomas
Stoltz Harvey.
Harvey removed, weighed and dissected
Einstein's brain int...
Thomas Harvey
Thomas said : “Some thought I desecrated the
body of Einstein”
Did he want to save one of the
Greatest minds...
Einstein and the Violin
In his childhood Einstein was fond of music.
“I often think of music, I live my daydreaming throug...
What made Einstein a genius?
The neurophysiologist Dr Mark Lythgoe
Dr Mark Lythgoe
Dr Jim Al-Khalili
and the physicist Dr ...
The perspectives of the two doctors about the
reason behind Einstein’s genius
Dr Mark: It is known that many
parts of the ...
The study of professor Marian C.
Tasneem Rawashdeh
The study of professor Marian C.
The science of brain focuses only on the
neurons and ignores the other cells in the
brain...
The study and analysis of Einstein’s brain by Professor
Marian C.
In the 1980s, University of California, Berkeley.
Harvey...
Mr. Michio
Kaku
Einstein was asked
about the reason of
his genius. He said
he used to ask
himself some childish
questions....
"I simply imagine it so,
then go about to prove
it." -- Albert Einstein
“Imagination is more
important than
knowledge.
For...
Autism
some professional psychiatrists say
that Einstein was a high
functioning autistic because
Albert Einstein didn't sp...
While Einstein’s brain weighed 1,230 grams,
which is within normal human range,
the brain had no parietal operculum in eit...
Finally, in 1998, Harvey returned Einstein's brain
to the pathologist at Princeton Hospital.
Tasneem Rawashdeh
Einstein’s genius riddle has been
practically solved. But from my
personal point of view, although
we know now what was th...
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  1. 1. The Riddle of Einstein's Brain Tasneem Rawashdeh 22/Oct/2012
  2. 2. A weird story about the journey of Einstein’s brain Albert Einstein was one of the greatest journeys of mind in history of the world, which ended in 1955 Tasneem Rawashdeh
  3. 3. A weird story about the journey of Einstein’s brain After hours of Eintsein’s death, his mind disappeared. A mysterious case about the man who was accused of stealing Einstein's brain.. Did he have a unique brain? Two scientists decided to solve the mystery of Einstein’s genius. Did his brain solve the mystery? Does the intelligence lie in the adipose tissues which weigh 1.25 kilograms or is there a mental mystery that can never be identified and gained? Tasneem Rawashdeh
  4. 4. The brain was conducted in by pathologist Thomas Stoltz Harvey. Harvey removed, weighed and dissected Einstein's brain into several pieces; some of the pieces he kept to himself while others were given to leading pathologists. The pathologist Thomas Stoltz Harvery Einstein's autopsy Tasneem Rawashdeh He hoped that cytoarchitectonics would reveal useful information. Harvey photographed the brain from many angles. He then dissected it into about 240 blocks and encased the segments in a plastic-like material called collodion.
  5. 5. Thomas Harvey Thomas said : “Some thought I desecrated the body of Einstein” Did he want to save one of the Greatest minds? Or Did he commit one the most heinous crimes? Tasneem Rawashdeh
  6. 6. Einstein and the Violin In his childhood Einstein was fond of music. “I often think of music, I live my daydreaming through music, and if I were not a physicist I would probably be a musician” But his life changed when he was given a book about engineering. Tasneem Rawashdeh
  7. 7. What made Einstein a genius? The neurophysiologist Dr Mark Lythgoe Dr Mark Lythgoe Dr Jim Al-Khalili and the physicist Dr Jim Al-Khalili and the potential for genius by studying the preserved between the physicaltried to discover whether there is a correlation appearance of the brain brain of Albert Einstein. Tasneem Rawashdeh
  8. 8. The perspectives of the two doctors about the reason behind Einstein’s genius Dr Mark: It is known that many parts of the brain are like muscles therefore, we can increase their abilities, so if our brains work like muscles Do all of us have the potential to become Einstein ? What created Einstein’s thoughts is the brain and for sure there are some parts left. Dr Jim: The brain is like a skeleton it has natural limits. Einstein’s genius is in his thoughts and imaginations therefore, we can’t find thoughts stored in containers. Tasneem Rawashdeh
  9. 9. The study of professor Marian C. Tasneem Rawashdeh
  10. 10. The study of professor Marian C. The science of brain focuses only on the neurons and ignores the other cells in the brain. Glial cells, which act as electric factors, they isolate and repair neurons in place, increase the speed of pulses and repair brain’s complex circuits. Professor Marian discovered through her experiences that rats that are left isolated, their glial cells don’t grow significantly as much as the rats that exercise and play with other rats. The glial cells are very important for the mental development. Tasneem Rawashdeh
  11. 11. The study and analysis of Einstein’s brain by Professor Marian C. In the 1980s, University of California, Berkeley. Harvey gave her samples of Einstein's brain. She used a microscope to count the glial cells. Einstein's brain had more glial cells relative to neurons in all areas studied, but only in the left inferior parietal area was the difference statistically significant. This area is part of the association cortex, regions of the brain responsible for incorporating and synthesizing information from multiple other brain regions. Glial cells provide support and nutrition in the brain, form myelin, and participate in signal transmission. Tasneem Rawashdeh
  12. 12. Mr. Michio Kaku Einstein was asked about the reason of his genius. He said he used to ask himself some childish questions. Ex. If the current time is 12:00 o'clock on earth, would it be the same on Venus or Mars? He spent years trying to find answers for his questions.. Tasneem Rawashdeh
  13. 13. "I simply imagine it so, then go about to prove it." -- Albert Einstein “Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand.” -- Albert Einstein Who needs socks when you might have more glial cells Tasneem Rawashdeh
  14. 14. Autism some professional psychiatrists say that Einstein was a high functioning autistic because Albert Einstein didn't speak until he was four, and not fluently in his own language until he was eight or nine. An autistic brain has a cerebrum larger than normal, and a cerebellum smaller than normal. An autopsy of Einstein's brain showed that Einstein's cerebrum was indeed larger than normal (like an autistic brain). Unfortunately however, they did not reveal the size of his cerebellum. . Tasneem Rawashdeh
  15. 15. While Einstein’s brain weighed 1,230 grams, which is within normal human range, the brain had no parietal operculum in either hemisphere and had an enlarged Sylvan fissure. Certain parts of his brain also had more glial cells in relation to neurons. Tasneem Rawashdeh
  16. 16. Finally, in 1998, Harvey returned Einstein's brain to the pathologist at Princeton Hospital. Tasneem Rawashdeh
  17. 17. Einstein’s genius riddle has been practically solved. But from my personal point of view, although we know now what was the reason behind the high level of concentration. We can’t bear it again, the genius that has come up with all the ideas and theories simply died. And Einstein will stay one great journey of mind that changed many of our conceptions of life. Tasneem Rawashdeh

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