One Journalist’s Search for Einstein’s Brain



Here’s a fun TEDx talk by Steven Levy recounting his persevering quest to understand just what happened to Einstein’s brain. As the story goes, the doctor who performed Einstein’s autopsy in 1955, pathologist Thomas Harvey, kept several pieces of the late physicist’s brain for himself. It was not until Levy’s surreptitious meeting with Harvey as a young journalist twenty years later that the old doctor came clean, the story broke, and the scientific community began to study the surviving brain matter to look for disparities with other brains.



External link: My Search for Einstein’s Brain: Steven Levy at TEDxBeaconStreet