Public education is a cornerstone of democracy. In the U.S., however, a growing number of families are withdrawing from the public school system, by choice or because that is their only option. Many of these families did try public school, but found it did not meet the needs of their children at at that time and place. Dismissing all homeschoolers as anti-school would be an unfortunate mischaracterization.
Existing literature suggests that the gifted brain is different than a neurotypical brain, and we will address these differences and their potential implications in a series of short articles.
- Larger regional brain volume
- Greater connectivity across brain regions
- Increased brain activation
- Greater sensory sensitivity
- Increased brain areas associated with emotional processing