Let’s Play Einstein on iPad! The First of Its Kind… For the science geeks out there, you have to read this: The mastermind of revolutionary physics has resurrected! Well, at least within the curbs of our iPads! Albert Einstein’s digitized brain is now available for download as an iPad app for $9.99. Although using the app won’t make you at par with Einstein’s intellectual capabilities, this app allows you to explore the physical features of Einstein’s brain. With this great educational app, teachers and students alike can look at the detailed images of Einstein’s brain and go through each and every contour and convolution therein. Brace yourselves, curious ones! Let the discovery begin… Before this iPad app went into the techosphere, a medical museum in Chicago obtained funding to scan and digitize almost 350 delicate and priceless slides of Einstein’s brain shortly after his death in 1955. This fun app will enable users to peer into the silly Nobel Prize winner’s brain as if they’re looking through a microscope. According to Steve Landers, a consultant of National Museum of Health and Medicine Chicago, who designed the app: "I can't wait to find out what they'll discover. I'd like to think Einstein would have been excited." After Einstein’s death, Thomas Harvey, the pathologist who conducted his autopsy, removed his brain in the hopes that future researchers could unravel the mysteries of his genius. Harvey was alleged to have given samples of Einstein’s brain- specifically from his parietal lobe (that was 15% wider than average)and collaborated with several scientists and researchers on a 1999 study in Lancet. The parietal lobe, according to numerous neurological studies, is the part responsible for mathematical, linguistic, and spatial abilities of a human being. The new app also gives future researchers some opportunities to delve deeper into the brain regions where brain cells are likely to be denser than normal. However, since the parts were photographed a long time ago, and despite it being preserved by modern imaging technology, the problem of figuring out from where in Einstein’s brain each slide originated is imminent. Though the app arranges the slide according to general brain parts, anatomical precision is not expected. Another researcher of the Brain Observatory at the University of California, Jacopo Annese, said: "They didn't have MRI. We don't have a three-dimensional model of the brain of Einstein, so we don't know where the samples were taken from. What's more, the 1-inch-by-3-inch Einstein slides on the app represent only a fraction of the entire brain.” We acknowledge that the application isn’t all polished yet, but it certainly is helpful. With a little more improvements, who knows if this can open up uncharted places in the field of neurology.
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Published on Oct 2, 2012
Published on Oct 2, 2012
For the science geeks out there, you have to read this: The mastermind of revolutionary physics has resurrected! Well, at least within the c...