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Marian Diamond, a neuroscientist who studied Albert Einstein’s brain and “literally changed the world” with groundbreaking work on rats that showed the brain’s anatomy can change with experience, has died. She was 90.

Diamond, a professor of integrative biology at the University of California, Berkeley, died on 25 July in Oakland, the university said.

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