A LITTE GROUND WORK FIRST – Over the next while, I’ll be posting some information that will talk about different brain structures. Its always hard learning about something if you don’t actually have an idea about what the structure does, what the structure looks like, where its located, and what is beside it!
If you want to follow along or go back and reference this post, I’d suggest this tool from Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory as a fun way to learn about structures and functions.
Just hover over the brain to identify structures and use the dialog box to the right to learn about the features of 29 different structures.
Check it out here: http://www.g2conline.org/
……..Ready?….Ok….Now that you’ve learned about some of the structures, here are two facts about Einstein’s brain. Go find these structures on the map!
- Einstein’s parietal lobes were wider than normal parietal lobes. In addition, he had extra grooves and ridges in his parietal lobes (perhaps related to his advanced visual, mathematical, and spatial thinking)
- Einstein had knoblike structures on his motor cortex. (perhaps related to Einstein’s musical ability)