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Little geniuses - who are they? Scientists have found the answer

September 14 2005
19:00

For many centuries, gifted children are amazed people with his amazing abilities to perceive things beyond the understanding of the pundits. These young geniuses solve incredibly complex mathematical problems and concocted an amazing symphony, many wonder-child was not and 10 years.

In scientific circles, children with phenomenal abilities called geeks. Some of them have a truly all-round talents. For example, Christian Heineken, who was born in 1921 and known as the "Child of Lubeck, startled everyone when a few hours after birth, said the first words.

He was not yet a year old, and he could play from memory all the major events described in the five books of the Old Testament. By the second day of his birth, he knew the names of all the characters from the Bible as well as those who studied theology for many years.

Finally, scientists have grasped the mystery of genius. Korean scientists from the National University in Seoul say they have discovered part of the brain that is responsible for talent.

"Brilliant place" is in the area between the superior parietal cortex and the posterior part of the brain. Results of the study published international journal NeuroImage.

See also:

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