Want a Closer Look at Einstein’s Brain? There’s an App for That

Want a Closer Look at Einstein’s Brain? There’s an App for That

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If you have an iPad, you can take a closer look at one of history’s greatest minds. The National Museum of Health & Medicine, Chicago released an app that displays slides of Albert Einstein’s brain. The app is for sale to researchers and curious iPad users alike, and all profits are going to the Chicago museum that released the app and the Department of Defense’s National Museum of Health and Medicine.

If you’re a fan of Albert Einstein, you may already know that parts of Einstein’s brain were removed and preserved during an autopsy at Princeton Hospital. Researchers studied his brain, determining that a particular portion (which is associated with math and spatial relations) was significantly larger than average. The portions of the brain that were preserved were put on slides – and it’s those slides that are available in the app.

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