back to article EINSTEIN'S BRAIN had unusual lobes and cortex

Albert Einstein's brain seems to have been packed full of unusually-configured parts that could explain his unusual intelligence, according to a new study by US scholars. The revelations about the boffin's brain come from the the journal Brain, which carries a paper titled The cerebral cortex of Albert Einstein: a description …


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  1. Scott 2

    So Einstein had a large knob.

    I feel seriously inferior. In both departments.

  2. Magani

    Large knob?

    "Newly-uncovered photos also reveal 'large knob' in frontal lobe."

    I've known a couple of people that I'd classify as 'large knobs' but none of them looked like Albert E. I think they were more like Richard Craniums.

  3. Eddy Ito Silver badge
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    The wife frequently calls me a big knob. Finally I've got proof that just makes Einstein and me two birds of a feather.

  4. Tom 7 Silver badge

    Einsteins brain unusual in humans

    in that he used some of it.

  5. Zobbo
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    Theory of Relativity

    At least he didn't have a large knob on his forehead

  6. John Tserkezis

    I thought his brain was chopped up and either sold or given away as a souvenir?

    Been a while since I read the biography, but as I recall, some of it was given away for medical study.

    The rest of it kinda, vanished.

    Unfortunately, as I recall, very little was done with it as a whole piece.

  7. John Smith 19 Gold badge

    "'large knob' in frontal lobe"

    Steve Jobs?

  8. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    It is common knowledge...

    that a wiz'(z)ar's staff has a knob on the end !

    1. Alister Silver badge

      Re: It is common knowledge...

      Look, just don't start with the "Hedgehog Song" ok?

  9. Blofeld's Cat

    Yes, it's another knob joke...

    "... 'large knob' in frontal lobe ... "

    Was it turned up to eleven ?

    It has the inch ruler, marked in centimetres, in the top pocket.

  10. Julian Bond
    Paris Hilton

    That's a first

    Did El Reg just called Einstein a dickhead? That has to be a first.

    Comparing Paris with Marilyn Monroe is a bit much but I'm sure that just like Marilyn she would know what to do with Einstein's brain.

    1. The elephant in the room

      Re: That's a first

      and has had a large knob near her frontal cortex!

  11. Scott Pedigo

    Hannibal Lecter says "Yummy"

    The beginning of the end:

  12. Anonymous Coward

    Al's Brain

    Albert's brain is on the telly

    It looks pretty, but is it smelly?

    It's what was used to control his belly

    And lots of his other bits;

    This brain has done some neato thinking

    While it helpded him do his winking,

    Walking, talking, sitting, standing,

    Pooping, counting and demanding.

    Is he in there, all wrinkled and folded

    Like funny pasta that has been moulded

    To look like a brain that might be Al's?

    Who knows, but this is cool.

  13. John 156

    More Einstein was the greatest genius ever ever bullshit.

    How Einstein Ruined Physics: Motion, Symmetry, and Revolution in Science by Roger Schlafly

    1. JesterMedia

      re: Roger Schlafly

      So, some bloke who had to have his deliberately troll-baiting piece of cack self-published should be trusted over the general scientific consensus? Poppycock....

      1. Michael Wojcik Silver badge

        Re: re: Roger Schlafly

        Hey, Schlafly helped prove the double-bubble theorem, so he's clearly qualified to debunk consensus physics.

        Primarily he just seems to be obsessed with Poincare and consequently with the perennial Poincare-Einstein flamewar. Well, with that and various fringe political theories. Several members of the Schlafly family are ... interesting ... that way; some readers may remember his mother, once-famous anti-feminist Phyllis Schlafly.

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