Do you buy into the gifted label? - Page 5 - Mothering Forums

Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
Old 07-05-2008, 12:32 AM
 
Minxie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Cape Cod, MA
Posts: 542
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by NoHiddenFees View Post
The original article was in the science journal Nature. Here's an AP article describing it, and the first few lines:

Very smart children, despite their reputation for being ahead of their peers mentally, actually lag behind other kids in development of the "thinking" part of the brain, a new study says.

The brain's outer mantle, or cortex, gets thicker and then thins during childhood and the teen years. The study found that in kids with superior intelligence, the cortex reaches its thickest stage a few years later than in other children.

Thank you!
Minxie is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 07-05-2008, 03:21 AM
 
EXOLAX's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Tralfamadore
Posts: 766
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Collinsky View Post
Harrison Bergeron comes to mind -- strap weights to the strong athletes so that they can't jump higher than the average ones. Or perhaps Ayn Rand.
Wait... did someone really just reference Harrison Bergeron? Do I also sense a nod to collectivism? Anthem was the first work of Ayn Rands' that I ever read.

I feel as if I've outed myself in some strange way.
EXOLAX is offline  
Old 07-05-2008, 03:38 AM
 
Collinsky's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: On a flat Earth, circled by the Sun
Posts: 2,673
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by xaloxe View Post
Wait... did someone really just reference Harrison Bergeron? Do I also sense a nod to collectivism? Anthem was the first work of Ayn Rands' that I ever read.

I feel as if I've outed myself in some strange way.
Yes, we did. We can't tell if we're in trouble or not though. Perhaps we had a thought that wasn't agreed on?? We hope we didn't offend.

And NoHiddenFees, just checked out that link - thanks so much! Very interesting.

~ Colleen ~ Joyful Unschooling Pagan mama to hearts.gifenergy.gifsuperhero.gifjog.gif and babyf.gif
"When I'm sad, I stop being sad and be AWESOME instead."
Collinsky is offline  
 
User Tag List

Thread Tools


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off