Brains of Gifted Children
By Inderbir Kaur Sandhu, Ph.D
How do gifted children learn? Are their brains programmed differently?
Do they have more neurons or make more connections then normal children?
It is indeed true that gifted children learn and think differently. They
are also diverse in their academic needs, which is why they need a
differentiated and intellectually demanding curriculum. The brain
development of these gifted children is found to be significantly more
developed than the average child. They also tend have higher amount of
grey matter in certain regions that are found to be associated with
intelligence. The MRI scans also found these children to have average
levels of brain activity; however, their brains work better in terms of
You may want to read this
interesting article on brain-imaging research on gifted children by
Tamara Fisher (for more technical facts). In the same site, there are
also links to other sites.
Hope that helps.