To save content items to your account,
please confirm that you agree to abide by our usage policies.
If this is the first time you use this feature, you will be asked to authorise Cambridge Core to connect with your account.
Find out more about saving content to .
To save content items to your Kindle, first ensure email@example.com
is added to your Approved Personal Document E-mail List under your Personal Document Settings
on the Manage Your Content and Devices page of your Amazon account. Then enter the ‘name’ part
of your Kindle email address below.
Find out more about saving to your Kindle.
Note you can select to save to either the @free.kindle.com or @kindle.com variations.
‘@free.kindle.com’ emails are free but can only be saved to your device when it is connected to wi-fi.
‘@kindle.com’ emails can be delivered even when you are not connected to wi-fi, but note that service fees apply.
Prodigies may be examples of extreme high intelligence, while savants may be examples of extreme low intelligence. There is relative consensus on how to define a savant but less agreement on the definition of a child prodigy. There have been a small number of more interpretive or theoretical efforts to comprehend and make sense of the prodigy phenomenon. With the availability of powerful imaging techniques like functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), positron emission tomography (PET), and others, prodigy cases shed light on some of the enduring issues in the study of intelligence. There have been advances in two areas that bear directly on savants and intelligence. One of these is of general interest and deals with all savants; this work shows that assumed constraints on IQ and other capabilities do not always hold for savants, that there is more diversity and greater plasticity in savant development than was previously believed.