Are Gene–Environment Interactions Underpinning the Development of Creative Polymathy?

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dc.contributor.author Zeidán Chuliá, Farés
dc.contributor.author Argou Cardozo, Isadora
dc.date.accessioned 2018-09-27T12:02:54Z
dc.date.available 2018-09-27T12:02:54Z
dc.date.issued 2018
dc.identifier.citation Zeidán-Chuliá, F., & Argou-Cardozo, I. (2018). Are Gene–Environment Interactions Underpinning the Development of Creative Polymathy? Interchange, 49(3), 343-352. DOI:10.1007/s10780-018-9329-2 spa
dc.identifier.issn 0826-4805
dc.identifier.issn 1573-1790
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11268/7432
dc.description.abstract The term “polymath” refers to a person whose expertise approaches different subject areas, to rely on complex packages of knowledge for solving problems. Famous polymaths from history include Galileo Galilei, Leonardo da Vinci, Mozart, and Albert Einstein; individuals that have impacted science, arts, humanities, and our society for centuries. However, from a neuropsychological point of view and social perspective, it is unclear whether these gifted subjects developed their abilities because of inherited neurobiological or anatomical differences when compared to average people, or their skills and functional advantages were a result of specific environmental factors or stimulus inducing brain plasticity changes that reflect in cognitive improvements. In this discussion report, we present literature evidence from basic health sciences supporting the hypothesis that polymaths may be “born” based on their individual genetic characteristics but also “trained” by surrounding environmental factors or stimulus. At the functional level, polymaths may have a number advantages regarding creativity, resilience, and versatility. Since educational strategies are nowadays more focused on specialization rather than developing multidisciplinary professionals for the future, one could speculate whether these conventional approaches should be updated to stimulate polymathy in future generations. spa
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dc.language.iso eng spa
dc.title Are Gene–Environment Interactions Underpinning the Development of Creative Polymathy? spa
dc.type article spa
dc.description.impact No data JCR (2018) spa
dc.description.impact 0.338 SJR (2018) Q2, 177/457 Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous), 230/724 Law, 210/579 Social Sciences (miscellaneous); Q3, 572/1400 Education spa
dc.description.impact No data IDR 2018 spa
dc.identifier.doi 10.1007/s10780-018-9329-2
dc.rights.accessRights openAccess spa
dc.subject.uem Inteligencia spa
dc.subject.uem Creatividad spa
dc.subject.uem Innovación spa
dc.subject.uem Neuroplasticidad spa
dc.subject.unesco Inteligencia spa
dc.subject.unesco Creatividad spa
dc.subject.unesco Neurología spa
dc.description.filiation UEM spa
dc.relation.publisherversion http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10780-018-9329-2 spa
dc.peerreviewed Si spa

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