Gifted Research and Outreach (GRO) is excited to share this summary of our initial literature review of the neuroanatomical and physiological differences in the gifted brain.
This work is intended to contribute to the growing body of knowledge on neurodiversity. The movement of neurodiversity is providing new insight into outlier populations. While much study has been devoted to understanding both the physiological and psychological impact of individuals possessing developmental delays, far less research has been done on the physiological and psychological impact of giftedness. GRO’s mission reflects our belief that it is imperative for us to understand the differences in the physiology of the gifted population so that society does not continue to misdiagnosis and therefore mistakenly prescribe treatments that could undermine the physical and psychological development of this outlier population. We also believe that just as the study of cancer and HIV led to significant advancements in many seemingly unrelated areas of medicine, social services and education, the increase in understanding of giftedness will contribute to the understanding of all individuals.
We are currently working on an academic literature review to be submitted for peer review. As soon as we are able to share the academic version, we will post a link on our site.