id: 06675796
dt: a
an:
au: Leikin, Roza; Leikin, Mark; Waisman, Ilana
ti: What Is special about the brain activity of mathematically gifted
adolescents?
so: Leikin, Roza (ed.) et al., Creativity and giftedness. Interdisciplinary
perspectives from mathematics and beyond. Cham: Springer (ISBN
978-3-319-38838-0/hbk; 978-3-319-38840-3/ebook). Advances in
Mathematics Education, 165-181 (2017).
py: 2017
pu: Cham: Springer
la: EN
cc: C80 C40
ut: problem solving; giftedness; excellence in mathematics; super-gifted in
mathematics; event related potentials (ERP); neuro-efficiency effect
ci:
li: doi:10.1007/978-3-319-38840-3_11
ab: Summary: This paper addresses the neuro-cognitive characterization of super
mathematically gifted high school students. The research population
consisted of three groups of students excelling in mathematics: super
mathematically gifted (S-MG), generally gifted students who excel in
school mathematics (G-EM), and students who excel in school mathematics
but are not identified as being generally gifted (NG-EM). An Event
Related Potentials (ERP) research methodology was employed to examine
behavioral and electrophysiological measures associated with
insight-based and learning-based problem solving. Forty-two male
adolescents participated in the study. Analysis of the electrical
potentials evoked when solving these two distinct types of problems
revealed three types of neuro-efficiency effects, which highlight the
different characteristics of electrical activity of super
mathematically gifted students. These characteristics are predominantly
task-dependent, emerge at different stages of the task and are
reflected in different scalp topography.
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