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How Einstein's Brain Is Different Than Yours

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By any and all measures, Einstein was a genius. But what made him so different from any other person? Turns out his brain was wired in a very different way! Anthony takes a look inside to show you the ways in which Einstein's brain was both different and similar to yours. Read More: The corpus callosum of Albert Einstein's brain: another clue to his high intelligence? http://brain.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2013/09/24/brain.awt252 Anatomy of the Corpus Callosum Reveals Its Function http://www.jneurosci.org/content/28/7/1535.full "The corpus callosum (CC) comprises axons connecting the cortices of the two cerebral hemispheres and is the principal white matter fiber bundle in the brain." Einstein's Corpus Callosum Explains His Genius-Level Intellect http://guardianlv.com/2013/10/einsteins-corpus-callosum-explains-his-genius-level-intellect/ "Einstein was undoubtedly one of the most influential physicists of all time, advancing concepts in quantum physics and gaining enormous notoriety for his theory of relativity." THE CORPUS CALLOSUM AND STEREOPSIS http://hubel.med.harvard.edu/book/b34.htm "The corpus callosum, a huge band of myelinated fibers, connects the two cerebral hemispheres. Stereopsis is one mechanism for seeing depth and judging distance." Reduced Laterality as a Trait Marker of Schizophrenia-Evidence from Structural and Functional Neuroimaging http://www.jneurosci.org/content/30/6/2289.long "Laterality is a characteristic principle of the organization of the brain systems for language, and reduced hemispheric asymmetry has been considered a risk factor for schizophrenia." Decreased activation and increased lateralization in brain functioning for selective attention and response inhibition in adolescents with spina bifida. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22145814 "We used functional magnetic resonance imaging to evaluate functional activity in the brain of adolescents with spina bifida when performing selective attention and response inhibition tasks." Neuroplasticity: Changes in grey matter induced by training http://www.nature.com/index.html?file=/nature/journal/v427/n6972/full/427311a_fs.html "Does the structure of an adult human brain alter in response to environmental demands?" The musician's brain as a model of neuroplasticity http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12042882 "Studies of experience-driven neuroplasticity at the behavioural, ensemble, cellular and molecular levels have shown that the structure and significance of the eliciting stimulus can determine the neural changes that result." Training-induced neuroplasticity in young children http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19673782 "As the main interhemispheric fiber tract, the corpus callosum (CC) is of particular importance for musicians who simultaneously engage parts of both hemispheres to process and play music." Lateralization of Cerebral Functions http://mimh.edu/Portals/0/SampleChapterLateralizationofCerebralFunctions.pdf "The human brain is clearly divided into hemispheres by a deep longitudinal fissure. Although these hemispheres are similar from a gross anatomical point of view, research over the past century suggests that they have specialized functions." The More Hemispheric Lateralization, the Better Thinking Performance http://www.nimh.nih.gov/news/science-news/2013/the-more-hemispheric-lateralization-the-better-thinking-performance.shtml "By examining activity of the living human brain at rest via fMRI, NIMH intramural scientists have discovered a secret to how it enhances thinking ability." Brain halves interact differently with each other http://firstlook.pnas.org/brain-halves-interact-differently-with-each-other/ "...findings detailed this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences reveal another fundamental difference between the brain's halves - they interact with each other differently, with left-side regions biased to interact more strongly with the same hemisphere, while right-side areas interact more strongly with both hemispheres." Watch More: Reshape Your Brain: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8XwFahi-qf8 Test Tube Wild Card: http://testtube.com/dnews/dnews-462-cool-sound-waves?utm_campaign=DNWC&utm_medium=DNews&utm_source=YT The Right/Left Brain Myth: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yE6VTvxkhFs ____________________ DNews is dedicated to satisfying your curiosity and to bringing you mind-bending stories & perspectives you won't find anywhere else! New videos twice daily. Watch More DNews on TestTube http://testtube.com/dnews Subscribe now! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=dnewschannel DNews on Twitter http://twitter.com/dnews Anthony Carboni on Twitter http://twitter.com/acarboni Laci Green on Twitter http://twitter.com/gogreen18 Trace Dominguez on Twitter http://twitter.com/trace501 DNews on Facebook http://facebook.com/dnews DNews on Google+ http://gplus.to/dnews Discovery News http://discoverynews.com