About 350 slides made from slices of Einstein’s brain are now available to the general public thanks to an iPad application launched today. With a price of $9.99, users are able to peer into Einstein’s brain as never before, which may lead to new findings about the genius.
‘I can’t wait to find out what they’ll discover,’ said Steve Landers, a researcher at the National Museum of Health and Medicine Chicago who was involved in the making of the app. ‘I’d like to think Einstein would have been excited.’
Einstein’s brain was made into slices and preserved after his dead in 1955, in order to find out the reason of his genius. In 1999, it was discovered that his parietal lobe was 15 percent wider than normal. Now, the new app will allow users to look at the brain as through a microscope.
Source: Associated Press
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