A look at research in recent years may help pinpoint why and how gifted learners think differently, gifted-education specialist Tamara Fisher writes in this blog post. She points to one study that shows the brains of students with high IQs develop differently than those of other students, which may help explain why some students who are gifted excel in difficult subjects while having trouble staying organized. Another study shows gifted brains have less activity but are more efficient.

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