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“No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it”

“No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it”, Albert Einstein For everyone that is facing challenges in their circumstances, know that those “problems” are blessings in disguise! When seen under the right perspective, they will be the permission slips you need to raise your consciousness level, to become more… The post “No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it” appeared first on BayArt.

Oakland Neuroscientist Who Studied Einstein’s Brain Dies at 90

OAKLAND (AP) — Marian Cleeves Diamond, a neuroscientist who studied Albert Einstein’s brain and was one of the first to show that the brain can improve with enrichment, has died.

The University of California, Berkeley, where Diamond was a professor emerita of integrative biology, confirmed Diamond died July 25 at her home in Oakland, California.

She was 90.

Dr. Marian Diamond with Brain

Neuroscientist Dr. Marian Diamond lectures while holding a human brain on campus at UC Berkeley. (Facebook)

In 1984, after receiving four blocks of the preserved brain of Einstein, she found that it had more support cells than average.

In her work with rats, she showed that an enriched environment – toys and companions – changed the anatomy of the brain.

She found that the brains of all animals, including humans, benefit from an enriched environment, and that impoverished environments can lower the capacity to learn.

“Her research demonstrated the impact of enrichment on brain development – a simple but powerful new understanding that has literally changed the world, from how we think about ourselves to how we raise our children,” said UC Berkeley colleague George Brooks, a professor of integrative biology.

Her findings were initially resisted by some neuroscientists. At one meeting, Diamond later recalled, a man stood up after her talk and said loudly, “Young lady, that brain cannot change!”

“It was an uphill battle for women scientists then – even more than now – and people at scientific conferences are often terribly critical,” she wrote in her 1998 book, “Magic Trees of the Mind: How to Nurture your Child’s Intelligence, Creativity, and Healthy Emotions from Birth through Adolescence,” co-authored with Janet Hopson. “But I felt good about the work, and I simply replied, ‘I’m sorry, sir, but we have the initial experiment and the replication experiment that shows it can.'”

In a career at UC Berkeley spanning half a century, Diamond inspired thousands of students over generations, according to the university.

For decades she could be seen walking through campus to her anatomy class carrying a flowered hat box containing a preserved human brain.

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Chronicles from Bern: Einstein and the cosmic quest

Chronicles from Bern: Einstein and the cosmic quest


This beautiful and charming city of Bern occupied a special place in Einstein’s heart and, with all due distances, Bern is in my heart, too. Today, I revisited the Einstein’s museum and rediscovered another fact of this genial, but also, out most complex human being. His failed marriage with Mileva mostly touched me. Einstein’s parents, specially his mother, Pauline Einstein, didn’t like Mileva…

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