Are child prodigies hypermetabolic?

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  1. j.

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    Are child prodigies hypermetabolic?
     
  2. charlie

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    Or maybe their mothers had "gestational diabetes" that went "untreated" and their brains were allowed to develop at the capacity nature intended them to.
     
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    Another thing to remember is that a lot of child prodigies aren't so much prodigious as they are precocious. It's not uncommon for a child "prodigy" who's writing symphonies at 6 to never become an elite song writer. They may be great for a 6 year old, but when they go back and test them 20 years later they are often right in line with their peers in mental function.

    I suspect most child "prodigies" are really child "slaves" to the whim of their parents grandiose desires to live vicariously through their progeny. My grandma had me play piano as a child.....it was boring and I stopped after 5 minutes as I suspect most 4-6 year olds would do. It suspect in MOST cases it takes a special kind of parent to make them sit there until they master the instrument.
     
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    Asimov is definitely onto something there.
     
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