Are Geniuses Born or Made? with Dr. Joy Hirsch - 92Y, New York

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Are Geniuses Born or Made? with Dr. Joy Hirsch

Mar 5, 2015

Is there a way to bring out the genius within all of us? In this interview with New York Times columnist Carl Zimmer, neuroscientist Joy Hirsch explores the connections in our brain that make us different and whether people like Einstein are born geniuses or develop from blank slates.

Produced in partnership with Big Think for 92Y's 7 Days of Genius.

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