Child Genius - Netflix

Series following the smartest children from across the UK and their families.

Child Genius - Netflix

Type: Documentary

Languages: English

Status: Running

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2007-02-08

Child Genius - Child prodigy - Netflix

In psychology research literature, the term child prodigy is defined as a person under the age of ten who produces meaningful output in some domain to the level of an adult expert performer. The term Wunderkind (from German: Wunderkind, literally “wonder child”) is sometimes used as a synonym for “prodigy”, particularly in media accounts. Wunderkind also is used to recognize those who achieve success and acclaim early in their adult careers.

Child Genius - Examples - Netflix

Examples of particularly extreme prodigies could include: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Franz Liszt, Felix Mendelssohn, George Enescu, Evgeny Kissin, Sarah Chang, Teresa Milanollo, and Dika Newlin in music; Bobby Fischer, Samuel Reshevsky, Judit Polgár, Magnus Carlsen, Sergey Karjakin, Paul Morphy and José Raúl Capablanca in chess; Carl Friedrich Gauss, Évariste Galois, Shakuntala Devi, Srinivasa Ramanujan, Ruth Lawrence, János Bólyai, John von Neumann and Terence Tao in mathematics; Rabindranath Tagore, and Sylvia Plath in literature; Pablo Picasso and Wang Ximeng in art; Wayne Gretzky, Jeff Gordon and Pelé in sports; Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph Schelling and Saul Kripke in philosophy; Blaise Pascal in science. Edmund Thomas Clint in painting. French composer Camille Saint-Saëns has been recognized by musical historians as one of the greatest musical child prodigies, but his mother was cautious, and did not seek to exploit her son's skills, fearing it would cause him emotional trouble.

Child Genius - References - Netflix