Einstein's extraordinary brain structure could explain his abilities

Portions of the scientist’s brain have been found to be unlike those of most people and could be related to his celebrated cognitive abilities, the American study found.

When Einstein died in 1955, his brain was removed by pathologist Dr Thomas Harvey, photographed from multiple angles and sectioned into 240 blocks, from which histological slides were prepared. The majority of the photographs, blocks and slides were lost from public sight for more than 55 years.

Some pieces of the brain were also later discovered in Harvey’s basement by a journalist in 1978, sparking controversy over Einstein’s