Child Prodigy

Child Prodigy

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. One subject never excelled as a child in mathematics, but he taught himself algorithms and tricks for calculatory speed, becoming capable of extremely complex mental math. His brain, compared to six other controls, was studied using the PET scan, revealing separate areas of his brain that he manipulated to solve the complex problems. Some of the areas that he and presumably prodigies use are brain sectors dealing in visual and spatial memory, as well as visual mental imagery. Other areas of the brain showed use by the subject, including a sector of the brain generally related to childlike "finger counting," probably used in his mind to relate numbers to the visual cortexshow more

Product details

  • Paperback | 148 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 9mm | 227g
  • Placpublishing
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6136022176
  • 9786136022178