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Gauss Brain

Caption: The brains of Carl Friedrich Gauss and Conrad Heinrich Fuchs side by side. Wagner's lithograph of Fuchs's brain dating from 1862 (left) and his copperplate of Gauss's brain dating from 1860 (right) exhibit clear differences. The middle image is a recent MRI surface reconstruction of Gauss's brain. The divided central fissure of the left hemisphere is highlighted in yellow.

Credit: Jens Frahm and Sabine Hofer / Biomedizinische NMR Forschungs GmbH 2013

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