Wednesday, August 06, 2008
High-Aptitude Minds: The Neurological Roots of Genius
An excerpt: "Within hours of his demise in 1955, Albert Einstein’s brain was salvaged, sliced into 240 pieces and stored in jars for safekeeping. Since then, researchers have weighed, measured and otherwise inspected these biological specimens of genius in hopes of uncovering clues to Einstein’s spectacular intellect."
It's a fascinating, but long article, so I'll give you the summary: Basically, after all this time, we still don't know what the neurological roots of genius are, but being brilliant doesn't ensure success or accomplishment. Self-discipline and working hard are much more important that a high IQ.
The moral is... study hard, kiddies, and you will achieve.