Golden Ratio


What is the Golden Ratio? It’s a proportion found throughout  nature, and now identified in human skulls. Raphael Tamargo, a neurosurgeon at Johns Hopkins, explains.

Tamargo: We took 100 CT scans of normal patients, then did these measurements. And we found that the two ratios, they’re almost the same. And they happen to coincide and they are in the golden ratio.  :14

Is the Golden Ratio just a gee whiz kind of phenomenon?

Tamargo: I think it’s fascinating that the golden ratio emerges in a lot of different systems in nature. It may be that this ratio is pointing at biological or natural  statue of optimal structure or optimal function.  :16

At Johns Hopkins, I’m Elizabeth Tracey.