What made Einstein's brain cleverer than yours

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What made Einstein's brain cleverer than yours

Postby Hammer_Time » Mon Nov 19, 2012 9:33 pm

http://www.tgdaily.com/general-sciences ... than-yours

Not surprised by this news, but it is interesting.

I wonder if genetic scientists will try to "turn on" or "juice up" the genes responsible for those areas of the brain mentioned in the article above... to make super smart people... hmmm, I think there may have been a movie about this and a book or two written about this idea already...and human cloning has been banned , well at least publicly it is banned...hmmm...
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Re: What made Einstein's brain cleverer than yours

Postby Celt » Tue Nov 20, 2012 2:45 am

Coupled with ASD as well . . . Remember there were cons to his intelligence . . .
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Re: What made Einstein's brain cleverer than yours

Postby Hammer_Time » Tue Nov 20, 2012 9:28 am

True!

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/scie ... utism.html

Albert Einstein 'found genius through autism'

By Nic Fleming, Science Correspondent4:01PM GMT 21 Feb 2008

Many leading figures in the fields of science, politics and the arts have achieved success because they had autism, a leading psychiatrist has claimed.
Michael Fitzgerald, Professor of Psychiatry at Trinity College, Dublin, argued the characteristics linked to autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) were the same as those associated with creative genius.
Prof Fitzgerald cited Isaac Newton, Albert Einstein, George Orwell, H G Wells and Ludwig Wittgenstein as examples of famous and brilliant individuals who showed signs of ASDs including Asperger syndrome.
Beethoven, Mozart, Hans Christian Andersen and Immanuel Kant have also received post mortem diagnoses of Asperger's.
Speaking at a Royal College of Psychiatrists' Academic Psychiatry conference in London, Prof Fitzgerald said argued the link between ASD's, creativity and genius were caused by common genetic causes.
"Psychiatric disorders can also have positive dimensions. I'm arguing the genes for autism/Asperger's, and creativity are essentially the same.
"We don't know which genes they are yet or how many there are, but we are talking about multiple genes of small effect. Every case is unique because people have varying numbers of the genes involved.
"These produce people who are highly focused, don't fit into the school system, and who often have poor social relationships and eye contact. They can be quite paranoid and oppositional, and usually highly moral and ethical.
"They can persist with a topic for 20-30 years without being distracted by what other people think. And they can produce in one lifetime the work of three or four other people."

Prof Fitzgerald said traits such as a need to be dominant and in control and autistic repetitiveness were critical to the success of politicians such as Charles de Gaulle, who famously said "I am France", US president Thomas Jefferson and Enoch Powell.
Another example he said was science fiction writer H G Wells, whom he described as socially insecure, controlling, lonely, cruel and emotionally immature.
Prof Fitzgerald reached his conclusion after comparing the characteristics of around 1,600 people he has diagnosed with ASDs and the known biographical details of famous people.
He said Austrian philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein demonstrated how many with Asperger's traits could work for long periods on topics without taking note of others' views.
Isaac Newton, he said, was known to work non-stop for three days without recognising day or night, often forgetting to eat, and Einstein worked in a patent office because he was too disruptive to get a university job.
Prof Fitzgerald's book "Genius Genes: How Asperger Talents Changed the World" was published at the end of last year,
Estimates of the prevalence of ASDs in the general population vary widely from 60-120 cases per 10,000 people.
Amanda Batten, of the National Autistic Society said: "It is important to avoid stereotypes of people with autism as geniuses or otherwise, as everyone has individual character traits, strengths and needs.
"These might include attention to detail and the ability to pursue something for long periods of time, however apparent ability in some areas may lead people to underestimate the challenges individuals face in other parts of their lives."
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Re: What made Einstein's brain cleverer than yours

Postby Sauron_Daz » Tue Nov 20, 2012 2:12 pm

So, basically: Its life.
But not as we know it.
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Re: What made Einstein's brain cleverer than yours

Postby Silver » Sat Dec 01, 2012 1:53 pm

Dunno I might have Aspbergers syndrome, going by such symptoms.

Im kind of introverted, thought I work with people so im getting better lol.
But yeah I dont really need other people as much.. I guess.
I can be highly focused on the one thing.
I have this thing for creativity.
I really like music, movies and to some extent art.
I easily loose track of time if I start with something.
I like to collect things, music cd's, movies etc.
Iq a bit above average.
When I was little i was tested to have perfect pitch.
I often find that I look at problems from a different angle or perspective, compared to other people.

ok do i have aspbergers :/ ?
either way im guessing aspbergers is neither good nor bad.. or maybe a bit of both anyways.

And Im not saying im anything like Einstein either ;)
Btw Tesla was probably even smarter than Einstein.
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Re: What made Einstein's brain cleverer than yours

Postby DIREWOLF75 » Sat Dec 01, 2012 5:02 pm

What made Einstein's brain cleverer than yours

Who said his was cleverer? :twisted:


and human cloning has been banned , well at least publicly it is banned...hmmm...

So how will those clones be controlled...
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Re: What made Einstein's brain cleverer than yours

Postby Hammer_Time » Sat Dec 01, 2012 9:56 pm

:lol: :lol: :lol:

BTW we already have a "clone" on our forums! :wink: :mrgreen: :lol:
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Re: What made Einstein's brain cleverer than yours

Postby Hammer_Time » Sat Dec 01, 2012 9:59 pm

Silver wrote:Dunno I might have Aspbergers syndrome, going by such symptoms.

Im kind of introverted, thought I work with people so im getting better lol.
But yeah I dont really need other people as much.. I guess.
I can be highly focused on the one thing.
I have this thing for creativity.
I really like music, movies and to some extent art.
I easily loose track of time if I start with something.
I like to collect things, music cd's, movies etc.
Iq a bit above average.
When I was little i was tested to have perfect pitch.
I often find that I look at problems from a different angle or perspective, compared to other people.

ok do i have aspbergers :/ ?
either way im guessing aspbergers is neither good nor bad.. or maybe a bit of both anyways.

And Im not saying im anything like Einstein either ;)
Btw Tesla was probably even smarter than Einstein.


The best way to determine if you have Aspbergers Syndrome is to ask yourself: "Do I wear mismatched socks on a regular basis??" If the answer is "yes", then you definitely have Aspbergers! :wink: There are pros and cons to everything... if you can focus on one topic/subject for hours at a time ( coding or composing music etc ) then you might have Aspbergers or tendencies towards it...Me, I think I have Asparagus Syndrome, I can't get enough of it!! :mrgreen: ... or mebbe I have hashburger syndrome... :twisted:

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Re: What made Einstein's brain cleverer than yours

Postby Silver » Sun Dec 02, 2012 1:50 am

No I usually don't wear mismatched clothing.. :P
so easily losing track of time is completly normal then :)
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Re: What made Einstein's brain cleverer than yours

Postby Sauron_Daz » Sun Dec 02, 2012 2:59 am

Hammer_Time wrote::lol: :lol: :lol:

BTW we already have a "clone" on our forums! :wink: :mrgreen: :lol:


There is a very thin line between a clone and a Cylon..
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Re: What made Einstein's brain cleverer than yours

Postby Sauron_Daz » Sun Dec 02, 2012 3:00 am

Silver wrote:No I usually don't wear mismatched clothing.. :P
so easily losing track of time is completly normal then :)


I always lose track when I'm watching a good movie, reading a book, playing a game...
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Re: What made Einstein's brain cleverer than yours

Postby mavericko » Tue May 21, 2013 9:00 pm

Silver wrote:No I usually don't wear mismatched clothing.. :P
so easily losing track of time is completly normal then :)

I don't mind wearing mismatched socks, as long as they are dry :lol:
I can never force myself to wear the other, matched, not-yet-dried sock, just to make things look the same.
:| For eg, I have mixed black, brown, navy blue socks so many times, and I don't remember anybody pointing it me... If anybody does, they would certainly get the Mr Socko WWF "Mandible Claw" from me .. :mrgreen:
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Re: What made Einstein's brain cleverer than yours

Postby Hammer_Time » Tue May 21, 2013 10:33 pm

Then you must have "Asparagus Syndrome" as well Mav!! :mrgreen: :lol:
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Re: What made Einstein's brain cleverer than yours

Postby Sauron_Daz » Wed May 22, 2013 11:38 am

mavericko wrote:
Silver wrote:No I usually don't wear mismatched clothing.. :P
so easily losing track of time is completly normal then :)

I don't mind wearing mismatched socks, as long as they are dry :lol:
I can never force myself to wear the other, matched, not-yet-dried sock, just to make things look the same.
:| For eg, I have mixed black, brown, navy blue socks so many times, and I don't remember anybody pointing it me... If anybody does, they would certainly get the Mr Socko WWF "Mandible Claw" from me .. :mrgreen:
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I prevent that by having one kind of sock only. No mismatching possible. :incoming:
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Re: What made Einstein's brain cleverer than yours

Postby Hammer_Time » Wed May 22, 2013 1:57 pm

Yes, and do you wear your one sock like this??!! :

( NSFW due to some bare butts in pic ) :

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Re: What made Einstein's brain cleverer than yours

Postby Celt » Wed May 22, 2013 9:26 pm

He's Dutch . . . Thy even wear socks in their pr0n
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Re: What made Einstein's brain cleverer than yours

Postby Hammer_Time » Wed May 22, 2013 11:31 pm

:lol: That I don't want to even think about... :mrgreen:
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Re: What made Einstein's brain cleverer than yours

Postby Sauron_Daz » Thu May 23, 2013 6:39 am

Hammer_Time wrote:Yes, and do you wear your one sock like this??!! :

( NSFW due to some bare butts in pic ) :

http://www.billboard.biz/bbbiz/photos/s ... -Socks.jpg

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Re: What made Einstein's brain cleverer than yours

Postby Sauron_Daz » Thu May 23, 2013 6:39 am

Celt wrote:He's Dutch . . . Thy even wear socks in their pr0n


I wouldn't know about that.
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