Understanding why Einstein's brain is so amazing
Yes, I said "is" instead of "was" when referring to Einstein's brain. Why? It's still in existence. In fact, I believe it's in jars in several places right now - albeit in thin slices.
Einstein's (living) brain was:
A. Larger than average
B. Lacked the parietal operculum (a specific small wrinkle)
C. Enlarged inferior parietal lobes
D. More connections between the brain's hemispheres
ANSWER: B, C and D
A. Einstein's brain was actually smaller than average, which obviously has nothing to do with IQ.
B. Most, but not all, people have the parietal operculum.
C. The inferior parietal lobes deal with visual imagery and mathematical thinking, which would (at least partially) explain Einstein's brilliance in these areas of science.
D. Einstein's brain hemispheres were "unusually well connected" compared to both younger and older men.
Here's what I read:
Recommended reading for parents: (free downloadable ebook)
"Unlock the Einstein Inside: Applying New Brain Science to Wake Up the Smart in Your Child"