The brains of world-renowned scientist Albert Einstein are inexhaustible curiosity for all the world’s experts. In a 2005 book “Postcards from the Brain Museum”, Brian Burrell writes that Einstein had given very clear instructions about his own life. It was said that his body was burned and spread ash in a secret place.
Einstein died at Princeton Hospital in Princeton, New Jersey, at the age of sixty-seven, on April 18, 1955. Doctors told him he had a chance to survive the surgery. But he says he does not want to survive artificially extending his life. He accomplished what he himself had done. This time he wants her to die naturally. He spoke to the nurse in Germany just before his death in German. But the nurse did not speak German, and he could not understand the last sentence of Einstein, a world-renowned scientist. So the earth’s words disappear forever from Einstein’s last words.
Einstein’s clear direction was that he should be cremated. But against the wishes of Princeton Hospital authorities hospital pathologist Dr. Thomas was assigned to Harvey to find out the cause of Einstein’s death. Thomas’s condition was like getting Eunstein’s dead body in his hands. Thomas did not want to miss this opportunity.
About seven to eight hours after Einstein’s death without the need for anyone’s permission, he took out 1230 grams of brain from his head. Not an expert – Despite being only a pathologist, Thomas does so. Thomas accused of stealing Einstein’s brain. And not only did Einstein’s brain fade out. He took out his two eyes which were filled in a preservation jar later. Henry handed it over to Abrams. That pair was not found today.
Despite the theft, Thomas succeeded in convincing Einstein’s family that it was not theft – that he had taken Einstein’s brain for scientific examination. Thomas took pictures of Einstein’s brain in his own way. And then cut it into 240 pieces. To more precisely cut those pieces and send them to experts from different parts of the world. That is, one of the simplest approaches to Thomas’ survival is to sell Einstein’s brain parts to experts.
From the pieces of Einstein’s brain that Thomas sent to experts around the world, certain features of Einstein’s brain are revealed.
Einstein’s IQ was 160 to 190, where the average human IQ was 90 to 110. But what happens if the brain’s IQ is higher – Einstein’s brain size is smaller than normal human brain size. Einstein’s brain weight is 1230 grams, where the average human brain is 5 grams.
The part of the brain that controls human language and mathematical ability is about fifteen percent larger than Einstein’s brain compared to ordinary humans. The human brain has a large groove called the parietal operculum. It was absent in Einstein’s brain, resulting in the size of the lower parietal lobe in his brain, which was about twenty percent larger than normal. Its cerebral cortex is much thinner than other parts. And the most striking feature that has been seen in his brain is his age. That is, the age at which his brain behaves, seems to be lower than the actual age. Einstein’s brain had a much higher proportion of neurons and glial cells than other humans. It is for these reasons that these brains were discovered in the brain immediately after the radical changes in science.