The book

The author

  • David Shenk is the national bestselling author of five previous books, including The Forgetting ("remarkable" - Los Angeles Times), Data Smog ("indispensable" - New York Times), and The Immortal Game ("superb" - Wall Street Journal). He is a correspondent for, and has contributed to National Geographic, Slate, The New York Times, Gourmet, Harper's, The New Yorker, NPR, and PBS.

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March 22, 2007


Ray Cheng

This is off-topic, but...

In case you haven't already, you might want to have a look at the book "The Brain that Changes Itself," by Dr. Norman Doidge. It contains several fascinating case studies on neuroplasticity. I think you have already posted on a couple of the cases.

During the same trip to the bookstore, I browsed through another book titled "Talent is Never Enough," (author forgotten), which turns out to be more inspirational than expository.

Jeremy Heigh

Genius, savants, prodigies ... topics I love to keep an eye on. As you push forward in your research, you may find it helpful to peek in at my bookmarks - I might catch something you haven't seen yet. A few months ago I went through every single article tagged as "genius" and marked the most relevant pieces.

My account:
Relevant tags: genius, education, creativity, learning, brain, neuroscience, prodigy, autism, genius?, savant, child+prodigy, genius+collaboration.

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