Sunday, August 16, 2009

Einstein's Brain

Meher Baba was silent and used sign language. His sign for Albert Einstein was to hold his hands out from his head, which Eruch said was his sign for "Big Brain."

It turns out that Albert Einstein's brain was fortuitously, but rather macabrely, kept after his death. The portion of Einstein's brain that commands speech was slow to develop, and Einstein could not speak until he was three years old. This allowed the portion of the brain that deals with mathematics to grow larger to compensate. And it apparently just kept on growing. Canadian researchers have now determined that Einstein's brain was 15% wider than normal. So Baba was apparently not kidding. (:

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