Friday, February 19, 2010

Sexy science: How to spot a genius

Sexy science: How to spot a genius: "What makes a mathematical genius? Is there anything that is architecturally distinct about the brain of those who have extreme talent compared with the average numerate individual? Was Isaac Newton’s brain hardwired for mathematics, or was he just in the right place at the right time when he discovered the calculus? Why did Carl Friedrich Gauss excel at so many different areas of maths, finding patterns in the primes and creating new geometries?"