Wow, this brain is big | Eduardo Briceño

Wow, this brain is big

Dr. Francis Crick (1916-2004) knew a lot about the human body.  He got the Nobel Prize in Physiology in 1962 for co-discovering DNA.

Almost 30 years later, he made another discovery, as Dr. Terrence Sejnowski recalls in an interview.  Francis Crick discovered that a model (i.e. plastic) brain that had been sitting in his office for decades, and that he had used numerous times as a learning and teaching tool, was in fact much bigger than a real human brain.  He never realized that.  Yet any four-year-old could have noticed that the model brain was much bigger than anyone’s whole head.

Not the first time we notice a Nobel Prize winner Being Human.

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