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#121 of 123 Old 07-05-2008, 12:32 AM
 
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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.

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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.
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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.

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