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UCL Lunch Hour Lecture: The search for genius and Einstein's brain
Dr Mark Lythgoe (UCL Centre for Advanced Biomedical Imaging)
Date: 13th March 2012
To mark Brain Awareness Week, Dr Mark Lythgoe takes audiences on a journey in search of the greatest brain of the 20th century, a brain which was removed during the autopsy of Einstein in 1955. Through this journey, Dr Lythgoe discusses whether Einstein's brain was extra special, and what this research can tell us about genius. Finally, this lecture then takes a playful look at whether we all have the potential to unlock our creative mind.