Brain Potentials during solving Area-Related problems: Effects of Giftedness and Excellence in mathematics

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Abstract

This event-related potentials (ERP) study investigates the impact of general
giftedness (G) and excellence in mathematics (EM) on behavioural performance and
cortical brain activity while solving geometric area-related tasks. We report on
findings of comparative data analysis based on 74 right-handed male students.
Effects of the G and EM factors emerged at the behavioural and the neuro-cognitive
level. We found that giftedness is expressed in more efficient brain functioning. EM
does not guarantee success in solving the problems and exerts a different effect on
the cortical brain activity in G as compared to NG subjects. When performing arearelated tasks, G can compensate for the lack of EM.
Original languageAmerican English
Title of host publicationThe Proceedings of the Eighth Conference of the European Society for Research in Mathematics Education - CERME-8
EditorsB. Ubuz, C. Haser, M. A. Mariotti
Place of PublicationAnkara
Chapter7
Pages1254-1263
Number of pages10
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2013

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