What Made Sir Albert Einstein a True Genius in Reality?

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The great physicist, Sir Albert Einstein was a true genius. The Nobel laureate discovered several iconic theories including the great theory of relativity and photogenic effects. This paved the way for several other inventions in the years that followed. But what made him so? Did his intellectual capacity related to the structure inside his mind?

Einstein’s brain has been a matter of study for several researchers. They studied several images of Einstein’s brain that found extra folds and convolutions inside his mind responsible for his outstanding intellectual abilities.

In 1955, following the death of Albert Einstein, his family members donated the brain for further scientific study by lab. Harvey, the researcher, studied 240 blocks of Einstein’s brain.

The Nobel Prize winning scientist’s brain has a greater density of neurons higher than the normal level. Einstein’s brain cells transmitted nerve impulses to neurons at a faster rate. His parietal lobes were directly responsible for his incredible ability to conceptualize physics problems.

Research Study on Albert Einstein’s Brain

In 2010, the entire research materials on the great scientist’s brain were transferred to US Army’s National Museum of Health and Medicine (NMHM) in Maryland, US. In the following years, several other scientists also did an extensive study on Einstein’s brain.

Researchers have come to a unanimous finding that Einstein’s grey matter weighed 1.2 kg but features of regular convolutions and folds were not there. Falk, one of such researchers, claimed that the enlarged regions linked to the face and tongue, related to Einstein’s famous quote that his thinking was often “muscular” rather than in words.

Albert Galaburda, a neuroscientist at Harvard Medical School in Boston, says “some combination of a special brain and the environment he lived in made him a true genius”. Einstein’s parents also played a key role towards making him a legend. They were very nurturing, and encouraged him to become independent and creative with a scientific temper of mind.

Albert Einstein: The True Legend, No Doubt

Einstein invented the famous concept of E=mc² and the Theory of Relativity. He also played violin like an expert musician. However, he couldn’t perform well at studies and routine examination for which he appeared at multiple times before getting a degree.

In a nutshell, Einstein’s brain wasn’t similar to other humans. It appeared different from an average human’s grey matter. His outstanding accomplishment and ability to study humongous amount of scientific data was possible due to a difference in his brain’s composition and structure called the Corpus Callosum.

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The full research study on it is titled, “The Corpus Callosum of Albert Einstein’s Brain: Another Clue to His High Intelligence was published in a scientific journal a few years back. It came to the conclusion that the left and right hemispheres of Einstein’s brain were atypical and had enhanced coordination between them.

This internal connectivity of Einstein’s corpus callosum made him a legend in its truest sense. The scientists claimed it was responsible behind Einstein’s supreme Intellectual capabilities and skills to a gigantic level.

Why There Are No More Einsteins & Edisons Today?

Why There Are No More Einsteins & Edisons Today?

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Inquisitiveness is the stepping stone towards success. All great scientists and inventors had that quintessential fire in their bellies to succeed and contribute their bit to the world. This eventually helped them cross all hurdles at ease reaching a pinnacle of success.

Those were the days when research meant true observation of nature, environment and things around us. There was no internet, social media or even such a humongous amount of publications that we see around us these days. However, despite all the modern day facilities, there are now no more Einsteins and Edisons today.

Somewhere the essence of innovation and observation is lost in this mechanized era. Now, people don’t have much patience to observe things that happen in our daily lives and question them. The success of Einstein, other scientists, and inventors, was their desires to add values and meaning to the lives of the people. Contrarily, these days, most people are self-centered and don’t have time to think about others.

The quality of Thinking has deteriorated now!

There was a time when people had to discover newer and newer things from limited resources unlike today when lesser and lesser things are being discovered despite having all the amenities. Obviously, the quality of thinking has deteriorated badly in the last few decades. Both schools and colleges have failed to inculcate right values and level of thinking among students.

Mediocrity as the new norm now. If you are too much intellectual then you might stand alone sans any friends. The ensuing cut-throat competition and survival battle in our daily lives have shifted our focus to a basic question than trying something new and unprecedented.

Why There Are No More Einsteins & Edisons Today?

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Edison once said that he didn’t consider his 10,000 times failure to discover a thing as a letdown rather he construed it as his personal success to have found out 10,000 ways that a thing won’t work. Does the current generation have that much patience and perseverance to carry on with experience without any guarantee of success? Of course not.

Disseminating the Rights Thoughts and Values in Our Future Generation

We definitely need to infuse a fresh zeal of intellectualism in our gen next. We shouldn’t content ourselves with mediocrity rather we must inculcate the appropriate education in a future generation that they should be able to do things in a creative manner independently.

Enhancing creative thinking among people can be accomplished in two ways; the first one is to let a person explore his inner calling and tries several things and generates as many ideas as he can. Thereafter, he should pursue an idea that he finds suitable.

The second option is to let a person link several of his thoughts into one and then find a meaningful solution to it. Many famous inventors used this approach. Even the great Einstein found a close relationship between trains and the motion of light in his iconic theory of relativity. Exchange of thoughts and creativity is utmost important to develop a perfect scientific temper among the people.

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Most importantly, irrespective of what we study and where we study, our individual desire to discover something exceptional and extraordinary is vital. All great scientists have succeeded because of their personal wish to change the norm of the society for which they stood alone focusing full time and attention on inventions and research. Some of these famous scientists include the names of Galileo, Copernicus, Thomas Alva Edison, Stephen Hawking, Albert Einstein and Isaac Newton among others.