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Marian Diamond dies at 90; scientist studied Einstein's brain and helped unlock secrets of the mind

Marian Diamond dies at 90; scientist studied Einstein's brain and helped unlock secrets of the mind

Marian Cleeves Diamond, a UC Berkeley neuroscientist who studied Albert Einstein's brain and was one of the first to show that the brain can improve with enrichment and intellectual stimulation, has died.

The school, where Diamond was a professor emerita of integrative biology, confirmed that Diamond died at her home in Oakland on July 25. She was 90.

In 1984, after receiving four pieces of Einstein’s preserved brain, Diamond discovered that it had more cells known as support cells than an average brain.

In her work with rats she showed that an...

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