Immanuel Kant, who coined the time period genius within the 1700s, outlined it because the uncommon capability to independently perceive ideas that may usually need to be taught by one other individual. Since then, the spectrum of talents that we name genius has widened, however pivotal questions stay: What precisely is genius? The place do the exceptional talents of genius come from? Is genius one thing that lives inside all of us, or is it a categorically totally different means of seeing the world that’s bestowed upon just a few? With the emergence of latest imaging applied sciences and a elementary shift within the understanding of how info is unfold by way of our brains, we’re starting to seek out some solutions. We joined neuroscientists, psychologists, famend thinkers, and particular performers as they untangled the difficult nature of genius, creativity, and exceptionality.

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PARTICIPANTS: R. Douglas Fields, Philip Glass, Rex Jung, Dean Keith Simonton, Julie Taymor
Unique Program Date: June four, 2011

“What’s Genius” theatrical Introduction. 00:14

Brian Greene’s Introduction. 08:27

Participant Introductions. 11:17

Who first outlined genius? 14:55

What are polymaths? 19:00

Have you ever acknowledged genius when it’s in entrance of you? 23:10

Is it a course of that helps create genius? 31:04

The mind and what provides it the genius edge. 33:11

Would you scan your mind for science? 38:58

The white matter within the mind. 42:35

How glial cells within the mind work. 50:05

What was happening in your mind at a younger age? 58:22

The distinction of tradition on the mind. 01:04:20

Half of what makes you a genius is genetic. 01:10:07

The mad genius, do you must be a bit mad? 01:13:52

Is the one approach to achieve a “Rain Man” like degree of genius to develop one a part of the mind absolutely? 01:19:08

The smarter you’re the larger curiosity within the arts. 01:24:12