So some people are better at doing stuff than others of the same age..in other words, they have talent.

So I am asking, what is the science behind talent? What is different in their brains than others which give them an advantage?

By talent I mean excelling in physical performances like sports and mental abilities like IQ


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    $\begingroup$ This is far too broad. What kind of traits/talents are you most interested in? IQ, social skills, physical performances etc? All traits differ to what extent they are determined by genetics, environment and gene/environment interactions, and our knowledge about different traits also differ dramatically. $\endgroup$ – fileunderwater Mar 16 '17 at 9:05
  • $\begingroup$ I agree with @fileunderwater , this question is way too broad and shows no research effort whatsoever. There is plenty of literature available on this subject. One just needs to search for it (hint, hint).. $\endgroup$ – Johnny Mar 16 '17 at 11:35
  • $\begingroup$ i DID search it but couldn't find very satisfying answers. And sorry for the broad question, I narrowed it down.. $\endgroup$ – MartianCactus Mar 16 '17 at 12:36
  • $\begingroup$ Excellent. Would you perhaps care to add some of the sources to your question? I mean the ones that you came across and found unsatisfactory. It always helps to create a better understanding. $\endgroup$ – Johnny Mar 16 '17 at 13:51

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