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Aidan Na and Smart Singapore (09:04)


Seven of the 10 smartest nations in the world are in Asia and the smartest country is Singapore, according to the Program for International Student Assessment. “Vital Signs” visits the family of 5-year-old Aidan Na, one of the smartest children in the world.

Training Creativity (05:28)

“Daily Rituals” author Mason Currey discusses the habits of some of the world’s most creative people. University of Connecticut’s James Kaufman says you can train your brain to be more creative. Host Sanjay Gupta puts his divergent thinking skills to the test.

Decision Fatigue (08:06)

“The Organized Mind” author Daniel Levitin explains information overload, which occurs when we take in more information than the brain can handle. The conscious mind can deal with about three things at once.

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Genius and Creativity

Part of the Series : Vital Signs
DVD (Chaptered) Price: $129.95
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Five-year-old Aidan Na day starts like many other children’s: with a sleepy-eyed bus ride to school. But Aidan is getting his education in Singapore, the country that is ranked the smartest country in the world. Aidan is one of the smartest kids in the smartest country, with a chart-topping IQ score. A world away in Los Angeles, some of the funniest people on the planet gather for an improv show at the famous Groundlings comedy club. They'll be the first to tell you they are no geniuses, but the level of creativity and quick wit they demonstrate suggests otherwise. On this Vital Signs, CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta explores the theory of nature vs. nurture when it comes to genius and creativity. How much of our smarts and our creative tendencies are innate, and how much can we learn?

Length: 23 minutes

Item#: BVL187409

ISBN: 978-1-64623-304-5

Copyright date: ©2015

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