An investigation of intelligence, skill acquisition and expert performance.
In the world of gaming there is an interesting niche called "Speedrunning." Speedrunners are gamers that want to beat a game as fast as possible. But it isn’t just about speed. It’s about love. It’s about obsession... over all the ins and outs of a game, down to the very programming.
He debuted with the Philadelphia Orchestra at 14. Since then he's received a ton of awards and played with nearly every major orchestra in the world. His performance radiates emotion and rings with precision as the notes from his Stradivarius spin through the halls.
I was diagnosed with ADHD at 35 years old. I describe my experience, break down the testing and the explain the disorder. I also speak with a student who has ADHD about his experience and Dr Gail Saltz about how the medication is prescribed.
Synesthesia is a connection between senses. It could be the key to understanding brilliance. Most people are born with it, but in a few rare cases people have acquired it after a traumatic brain injury. We'll also cover pattern seekers and the neurodiversity of autism.
John von Neumann was brilliant. He helped design the atomic bomb, created game theory, provided the architecture for the modern computer, pioneered the concept of mutually assured destruction and developed the foundation for quantum physics.
This is the true story of the most intelligent serial killer our nation has ever produced. Ted Kaczynski had a higher IQ than Einstein and used the postal service to deliver handmade bombs to targets over the course of a 17 year long domestic terrorism campaign.
Learn about the queen’s gambit opening strategy, indian defense, slav defense, and Paul Morphy from the popular netflix show. Also the psychology of gift giving with Dr. Jeff Galak, a marketing professor at Carnegie Mellon who studies the science of consumer behavior.
Every human being shares a 99.9% identical DNA code. It's that .1% that makes us unique. We saw the influence of genetics before we unlocked it through twin and adoption studies, but now that we've learned how to measure those differences, the knowledge could be dangerous.
Is elite performance just a matter of how much and how well you practice? I interview a man known as the expert on experts, Dr Anders Ericsson and discuss the controversy surrounding Deliberate Practice.
Can prodigies be created with early specialization? Laszlo Polgar was an educational psychologist who believed that they could. He experimented with his very own children and the results were fascinating.
Prodigy was inspired by one question. Can genius be created? Many believe it can, because its already happened. My name is Lowell Brillante and I’m seeking the answer to a very complicated question, what is the nature of our intelligence?