We're all a little different. Blue eyes versus green. Tall versus short. Attributes we're born with and can't change. But our personalities are different and our talents too. And these things we can change, right?

Maybe not so much.

Modern technology and research are starting to help us understand that in many more cases than previously understood, the reasons our capabilities and social traits are different is actually linked to physical differences in our brains.

Let's start with a look at how most of us are different from one of history's most famous brains.

How Einstein's Brain Is Different Than Yours (3:08)

So Einstein was an introvert. I'm one as well. This next video explains how are brains operate a little differently from the 80% who love a great party.

Introverts and Extroverts Have Different Brains (3:09)

Color blindness is a brain difference with which that most of use are familiar. This video will let you determine if you're among the 1 in 4 people who experience this phenomenon.

Amazing Brain Test: Are YOU COLOR BLIND? (1:38)

Synesthesia is a much less common sensory difference that some people experience. This next clip explains this fascinating brain uniqueness much better than I can.

What color is Tuesday? Exploring synesthesia - Richard E. Cytowic (3:56)

Dyslexia runs on both sides of my family and in every generation. I've seen it manifest in various ways among my relatives. Now we're starting to understand why these people experience processing delays and, more importantly, that caught early steps can be taken to help them adapt.

What is dyslexia? - Kelli Sandman-Hurley (4:34)

Is all this thinking about brains going to keep you up at night. Turns out there's an intracranial explanation for that as well!

What Makes Insomniac Brains Different? (3:07)


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