Most of us have seen either us or our children to struggle to make it through school or through some specific and more complex subjects like mathematics physic but there were child genius like Mozart and Einstein who amazed the world with their brilliant and unique talents. While being amazed by them for their obvious talented reasons, we often ask questions to ourselves like how can someone who is ten years old only have such skills which a normal person cannot even be thinking of to obtain in a lifetime, no matter how hard they try?
Scientist have researched thoroughly to know what makes a child genius and two teams of scientists came to a conclusion and formed their theory. They both have their own unique theory.
The first group of scientists established that child geniuses possess a special genetics, but the other group of scientists is believes of the opinion that it is because of the environment of their family and social background that encouraged them and these children become such geniuses.
This nature versus nurture dilemma is explained by the two famous geniuses, Carl Gauss and Mozart. While Mozart had an early childhood private education and came from a privileged influential family background which might explain that why he grew that great and became a genius but on the other hand Carl Gauss a most influential mathematician came from a humble upbringing.
In recent time, science has observed and examined some things that can show us a way to excellence. Obviously, previous studies have shown us that different diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome are often considered as highly talented. To observe the features of a child genius, researcher and scientist Joanne Ruthsatz and JourdanUrbach examined 8 child prodigies through an interview who excelled in art, math or Music.
They had to go through an IQ test and as expected, these genius children’s IQ scores were greater than the general group of people – 128 in comparison to the population average of 100. One child among them was only slightly above the general people average with an IQ score of 108. This study leads to a conclusion that those child prodigies are definitely intelligent, but not as much intelligent as we would have expected.
At the time of analyzing and examining the working memories of the prodigies, researchers came across a result which amazed them. Each of the eight children had a working memory which helped them to be in the top 1% of the general population and each of one of those eight geniuses made it to the top 99th percentile in terms of working memory capacity.
The good news for us is that we too can improve our working memory. Yes we cannot become child prodigies because most of us are too old to be a child but we can still improve our working memories through training.
There are some brain exercises of NeuroNation which are based on the latest scientific findings to give us the best training among all. We can practice them and train our working memory and that will help us in our daily life and work too.
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Mark K. Stafford is an American English writer. He was born in Los Angeles and earned a BA from the University of California. He is a passionate author who wrote on Essays, Poetry, and Journalism. Now he writes full-time books and articles for TheWordyBoy.