They recreate in 3D the ‘mind’ of one of the greatest French philosophers and discover that he had a lump in the frontal cortex.

Images of Descartes' reconstructed brain.

The brain from the philosopher René Descartes it was not normal. And not only because of his ability, demonstrated in his published works – of which the phrase “I think, therefore I am”– but also by its anatomy.

This has been shown by the analysis of your brain, an organ that not preserved but what has been possible rebuild thanks to technology. Researchers from the University of Versailles have done so, who have published their findings in the journal Journal of the Neurological Sciences.

A few days before the desired -At least, for most of the world- victoria by Emmanuel Macron, scientists have revealed that the brain of Descartes – whose skull has been preserved for two centuries in the National Museum of National History was exceptional too physically, since it presented a lump in the frontal cortex.

Is the only quirk of an organ that, on the other hand, not notable for its size, as if some of the brains of the most brilliant minds in history, like Einstein’s.

To reach their conclusions, the scientists applied a TAC and 3D on the left side of the preserved skull of Descartes. Apparently, the area where the unusual bulge has been found is the one dedicated to the word processing.