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  1. Who are the geniuses and prodigies? What's going on in their heads? Do they even exist? If so, how do they differ from normal people? Are all the geniuses who think differently?

    These are people who are passionate about their business, genius is 99% made up of work.

  2. Genius in general has not yet been fully studied, and there is a lot of controversy in the scientific community on this topic. If we talk about how geniuses and prodigies perceive reality, then here, probably, we should wait for an answer from the geniuses themselves, since a simple layman like me is unlikely to be able to give an exhaustive answer :). Yes, and among geniuses, the concept of perception will be different, what can I say, if ordinary people think differently and perceive the world in their own “shades”.

    If we talk about their existence, then it is worth mentioning the example of many scientists and artists: Tesla, Mozart, Beethoven, Dostoevsky, Einstein, Dali, etc. – all these people in our understanding are geniuses, prodigies, but the question is also which of them really received such a gift from nature, and who was able to achieve recognition through diligence and patience.�

    The question of whether geniuses think differently cannot be answered simply because there is no pattern of normal thinking or perception. We all think differently about each other, and there are many categories that explain the properties of the thought process and its differences between different individuals. Think of yourself at different times, when you were in a good mood, you thought one way, and when you were in a bad mood, you thought another way. For example, I can say for sure that the way I thought and perceived the world a year ago is no longer relevant for me. We change ourselves, and thinking changes with us. Fortunately, now there is no hard standard regarding the way of thinking and perceiving the world, and if there was – we would live in a terrible dystopia>:)

  3. Your question about the practice? Then first we define what is genius in practice (practical genius).

    Practical genius is the ability to quickly and adequately solve problems in comparison with your own environment.

    Problems can be very different – both the same type and different types.

    From this, we can assume that what is going on in the head is a quick ability to find the right relationships. Since it is “fast”, this is done (and it is done correctly!) based on insufficient information (insufficient-again, according to the assessment of the environment).

    If we take this understanding, then, in my opinion, it is more clear (without any mysticism) what a “genius” really is.

    For an example, I will give chess. In the mid-19th century, a young chess master appeared in the United States (at that time he was very young) Paul Morphy. At the age of 20, he won the United States Championship, then traveled to Europe, won all the masters matches there in one year with a crushing score, returned to the United States and gave up chess.

    Typical genius.

    Twenty years after Morphy's winning streak, Wilhelm Steinitz analyzed all of Morphy's games and came up with model laws of the game that Morphy followed. And everyone, even the average masters, began to play using these laws.

    In Morphy's day, they would have been called ” geniuses.”

    As for geeks, by and large, they do not exist at all. I'll explain why.

    From the point of view of psychology ,a “child prodigy” is a child who has reached the adult level of development much earlier than others. For example, a full-fledged abstract-logical level of thinking in 10 years. It happens – no, it doesn't happen, because it's impossible.

    If you look at who they call “prodigies” – children with a phenomenal memory and a phenomenal development of computational thinking. That's all. Since the peculiarity of humanity is the mind, then such separate phenomena are natural, as it were.

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