Start with Harvard not hiring prodigies
Many parents want their children to be “geniuses” and “prodigies”. Only 3 percent of respondents who followed Middlesex University’s “high level” students ended up as “prodigies,” with a 3 percent chance of eventually becoming “prodigies.” Corresponding to this is an extreme case. A Harvard psychology professor conducted a “training experiment” on his son, Sydars, by teaching him to recognize English letters at birth and replacing toys with textbooks. “Early education” is effective at six months. He can read 26 letters of English. By the time he was 2, he was reading a middle school textbook, writing an anatomy paper by the time he was 6, and at 12, he was admitted to Harvard.
Just when people aren’t jealous of their children, Suddarth shows some abnormal behavior, such as giggling when he shouldn’t be. Eventually, his “early education” gave him neurological abnormalities, and at 14 he was committed to a mental institution. In this extreme case, Harvard does not recruit “young geniuses”. Although it is a rule that no applicant will be discriminated against by the school to which he or she applies because of his or her age, the world’s leading proofreaders are cautious about accepting child prodigies. Because modern science has found that those who never forget, or whose innate IQ is well above average, tend to suffer from mental disorders, such as sensory association disorder, autism, etc.
Scientists have concluded that humans cannot have a perfect ‘superbrain’. Why is that? A person can acquire superhuman intelligence, extraordinary memory or extraordinary attention, but when he makes a breakthrough in one cognitive function, he has to pay the price elsewhere.
Genius is often flawed
In the human brain, regular resources account for only one-tenth of the brain’s capacity, and the remaining nine-tenths of the brain’s resources are generally dormant. Many people believe that geniuses become geniuses because their brain resources are more developed than the average person. A genius is a person whose brain is extremely developed and very intelligent. However, scientific research has shown that this is actually a misconception. Many of the world’s geniuses have extremely special skills and are otherwise intellectually inferior to the average person.
Experts in neurophysiology have concluded over a long period of time that talented people show exceptional ability in a certain field because the brain regions responsible for this ability are isolated. Isolated areas of the brain are particularly well developed, giving them extraordinary abilities in that area. In other respects, geniuses are generally average or even below average. Einstein, with an IQ of more than 160, developed a theory of relativity that many still consider profound. But he also suffers from speech problems and dyslexia.
There is a fine line between genius and madness
English poet John Dryden said, “Genius is next to madness. It’s a short step from genius to madness.” Another ancient Greek philosopher, Aristotle, had a similar view: “There is no mad genius.” Newton and Kant had schizophrenia, Caesar and Napoleon had epilepsy, Pushkin and Goethe had manic depression, as if genius had a recessive gene for schizophrenia.
Dr Bruce Miller of the University of California has successfully discovered the “genius button” in the human brain. It is an internal “preventive mechanism” in the brain that inhibits geniuses and prevents people from deviating from normal daily behaviors. Every time a new idea comes to mind, the “error detector” goes into a restricted state of “this is not allowed”, causing people to lose interest as the idea is not very interesting. However, if the constraints go wrong or are compromised from the outside, the extraordinary genius of ideas and theories will continue to emerge, and the person will become a genius, but at the same time, he will take great risks. Many experts believe that the brain of most geniuses is “liberated” because of its defects.
Irish psychiatrist, “asperger’s syndrome” expert and professor Michael Fitzgerald history’s most imaginative artist psychiatry analyses, put forward: “contact” with mad a great, “asperger’s syndrome” has a great influence on people’s social relations, but it have an impact on people’s social relations intelligence is not important. People with this condition often have extraordinary artistic creativity and excellent mathematical talent.
Many talented people around the world suffer from Asperger’s syndrome and behave in one word: weird. Einstein had difficulty communicating with people in everyday life; Michelangelo had autism; William Yeats, English poet, was always scowling. British writer George Orwell was “very rude” to his wife, “abnormal” and “prone to abuse”.
The researchers found that high achievers were four times more likely to develop mania. The study was published in the British Journal of Psychiatry. The article said. Mania may help improve people’s intelligence and academic performance, promoting proximity to genius. People with mild mania tend to be resourceful and creative, showing “greater verbal control, better memory, and other cognitive advantages.” They tend to exaggerate their emotional responses, which may help them “develop their talents in art, literature or music.” In a state of madness, a person has “extraordinary endurance and sustained focus”.
Genius is not so happy as ordinary people
Geniuses are often more fragile than ordinary people. The “King of Music” Schubert has died at the age of 31. His works are full of melancholy, the piano music of 35-year-old “musical prodigy” Mozart has a trace of sadness; Then there are Bellini, 34, Bizet, 37, Weber, 40, Mussorgsky, 42, Wolff, 43, in a more sensitive and fragile state of mind than the average person. Is this a coincidence or an inevitable consequence?
Researchers at the University of Washington genetically engineered a group of smart mice and then used smart mice and normal mice as controls. They injected a solution that produced pressure and pain into the tiny PAWS of smart and normal mice. In an hour. There was no significant difference in the number of PAWS licked between the two groups. But over time. The number of intelligent mice licking their PAWS gradually increased, significantly more than the normal mice. The results showed that acute pain in smart mice was almost the same as in normal mice. However, smart mice were far less tolerant of chronic pain than normal mice. Genetic changes are also responsible for this painful toll. Because smart mice have too many NMDA receptors. This receptor not only promotes memory and learning, but also makes intelligent mice more sensitive to pain and injury than normal mice.
Geniuses are often more sensitive to harm than ordinary scientists infer. Their innate vulnerability makes them more likely to suffer than the average person, so they are less likely to be happy. That’s why so many geniuses suffer from mental illness. From this point of view, it may be happier to be an ordinary person than to be a genius. There will never be perfect people in the world, because God will never create perfect people. He gave gifted people gifts that ordinary people don’t have, and flaws that ordinary people don’t have.