Nov 19, 2011

Most of Einstein’s Brain Is Now Concentrated in New Jersey and Philadelphia

What, you didn't think academia would just let the finest mind in science rot do you? When Einstein died in 1955, his grey matter was preserved for posterity. Now, 46 slivers of his thinking cap have been donated to Philadelphia's Mütter Museum.

Lucy Rorke-Adams, a neuropathologist at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, donated the slides yesterday to the museum, part of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia. Rorke-Adams received the slides in the mid-1970's from the widow of a physician who helped arrange their preparation.

While some of the slide sets have been lost over the decades, a majority of his brain remains at Princeton University where the autopsy was performed and where researchers have spent the better part of 50 years inspecting them for physical clues to Einstein's genius. The Mütter slides "are a very important part of medical history," said Rorke-Adams.


Red13 said...

that's pretty cool

Ken Lynch said...

Most of Einstein's brain resides in Philadelphia and....New Jersey.
Am I the only one who doesn't see the irony in that?

Maybe you. said...

what tha?

aLH3x said...

wut?! o_o they are destroying his brain!

YeamieWaffles said...

This is a good idea in my opinion it's important to try and see what made a genius like his mind tick, for evolution in the future and all of that good stuff!

LOLA said...

That's not really Einstein's brain. He left it to me and my first best selling book on my new findings in physics will be available soon.