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Susan Polgar: “My Brilliant Brain”

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Laslo Polgar an educational psychologist, set out on a mission to create a genius. His first experiment, with daughter Susan Polgar and his theory worked as the clip shows. Firstly, the key ingredient of creating a prodigy, the child needs to love what they do. Then, with hours of training, study, quality coaching and a little luck thrown in, the brain has the capacity and plasticity to remember moves of a game of chess , complex notes on a keyboard, or whatever skill at extreme levels. From working memory, other memory areas of the brain are later hijacked by the developing skill which makes it easy to recall important information, key to becoming a genius. Proof here that, you are not necessarily born super talented, genius materializes with hard work and from a specific set of circumstances.

[Source: Susan Polgar YouTube link]

 

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