Want a Closer Look at Einstein’s Brain? There’s an App for That
If you have an iPad, you can take a closer look at one of historyâ€™s greatest minds. The National Museum of Health & Medicine, Chicago released an app that displays slides of Albert Einsteinâ€™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 Defenseâ€™s National Museum of Health and Medicine.
If youâ€™re a fan of Albert Einstein, you may already know that parts of Einsteinâ€™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 â€“ and itâ€™s those slides that are available in the app.