Explore Albert Einstein’s Brain on your iPad

A new app for the iPad, out this week, allows you to explore Albert Einstein’s brain. Sort of. The great man’s organ was preserved for science (without his permission) after he died in 1955. It was cut into 350 slices and these have now been digitised. The resulting app, made by the National Museum of Health and Medicine Chicago, can be yours to play with on your iPad for just $9.99. Apparently his parietal lobe (an area that integrates sensory information) is 15% wider than expected. So do look out for that. Also, expect every slightest anomaly spotted to spawn a thousand theories about his genius.


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