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The Mind of the Prodigy

Very interesting article on prodigies, also mentioning Joanne Ruthsatz (see separate blogs about her and her book “The Prodigy’s Cousin”) :

We agree that IQ is probably more useful in order to solve certain problems, but not necessary to be a prodigy. Our prodigies (like Jake Barnett, Marie Faverio and Daniel Tammet) have other traits (often typical of Asperger’s Syndrome) that contributed to their success and real-life genius apart from an extremely high IQ. Our prodigies are UNIQUE and we are incredibly proud of them.

Here is an interview with Daniel on the subject: