Einsteins Brain

Given the complexity of creativity and the diversity of definitions that have been proposed, some scholars prefer to focus on unambiguously creative persons. The advantage of this approach is that the creativity of the research subjects (e.g., Darwin, Picasso, and Einstein) is beyond question.

This approach is often used in the psychological research but has also been employed in physiological research, such as the 1985 study of the brain of Albert Einstein by Marian Diamond, Arnold Scheibel, Greer Murphy, and Thomas Harvey. These authors found that Einstein's brain had a significantly smaller mean ratio of neuron to glial cells (connections) in ''area 39'' of the left hemisphere than did control scientists. This was not the case in three other areas. It was not true of the right hemisphere. The interpretation focused on the "metabolic need'' of Einstein's cortex and the role of the cortex in associative thinking. Diamond and his colleagues concluded that the exceptionality of Einstein's brain may have given him outstanding ''conceptual power.''

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