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ERIC Number: EJ810603
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jul
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0278-3193
Neuroscientific Investigator of High Mathematical Ability: An Interview with Michael W. O'Boyle
Kalbfleisch, M. Layne
Roeper Review, v30 n3 p153-157 Jul 2008
This article presents an interview with Michael W. O'Boyle, a neuroscientific investigator of high mathematical ability. O'Boyle is a professor in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies, Texas Tech University, and Adjunct Professor of Pharmacology and Neuroscience, School of Medicine, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. His research has been pushing back the frontiers of giftedness by revealing intriguing connections between neuroscientific investigations and mathematical high ability. Here, in light of his research, he describes the difference between the brain of a mathematically gifted adolescent and one of more "average" math ability. He also discusses the studies that led him to the conclusions about enhanced development and reliance on the right hemisphere during information processing in the math-gifted brain.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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