Researchers: Nothing Special About Einstein’s Brain

NPR:

SCOTT SIMON: Albert Einstein had an enviable mind. So much, in fact, that when he died in Princeton’s hospital, the pathologist on-call stole his brain. Dr. Einstein had asked for his brain to be cremated along with the rest of him, but eventually, it wound up in slices in various research labs. And over the years, scientists have claimed to have found brain ridges or cells that might shed some light on his singular human mind. But a new scientific paper says that, in fact, there was nothing special about Einstein’s brain. Dr. Terrence Hines wrote that paper. He’s a professor of psychology at Pace University and joins us from his home in New York. Thanks so much for being with us.

TERRENCE HINES: Oh, I’m glad to be here.

SIMON: So what’s wrong with the research that said he had a special brain?

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