Monday, 31 July 2017

grey matter

The Weird Universe labs have been especially prolific of late it seems and now direct us to a February 1951 newspaper article that documents the clinical imaging of the brain of Dr Albert Einstein.
The neuro-tomography was intended to be like a psychiatrist lounge of sort and jotted down his brain activity when thinking about his theory of relativity (special or general not specified unfortunately) and not thinking about relativity in the hopes that future generations of scientists who be able to recognise and read genius encoded. I’m glad Einstein’s thoughts were preserved and reminds us of learning about the secret contributors to the Golden Records committed to the Cosmos in the Voyager space probes and how one segment is the pattern of electrical impulses of the nervous system of a mediating Ann Druyan, writer and explorer and Carl Sagan’s widow.