Born Genius, Accidental Genius, Made Genius
This three-part series examines three groups of geniuses to answer questions about human intelligence. Do differences in gender, brain size, and brain hemisphere dominance enable these remarkable individuals to excel so far beyond their peers? Or, can education and environment help fuel intelligence and enable anyone to become a prodigy, if given the opportunity?
One criterion for classifying prodigies is: a prodigy is a child, typically younger than 18 years old, who is performing at the level of a highly trained adult in a very demanding field of endeavour.