Understanding Gifted Children with Stable and Unstable Executive Functions

Hanna David*, Eva Gyarmathy

*Corresponding author for this work

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The executive functions that provide efficient neural control are essential for purposeful, planned, systematic activity, necessary for intelligent behaviour, and for achieving superior performance. At the same time, however, out-of-the-ordinary solutions are often due precisely to out-of-the-ordinary executive functions. Different patterns of appropriate neural networks may be beneficial in different situations, but there is a minimum below which dysfunction is overly significant and becomes an obstacle to the development and translation of talent into performance.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSpringer Briefs in Education
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media B.V.
Number of pages18
StatePublished - 2023

Publication series

NameSpringer Briefs in Education
ISSN (Print)2211-1921
ISSN (Electronic)2211-193X


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