Make me a Genius: My Brilliant Brain| 47mins
Director: ROBERT HARTEL, KENNY SCOTT | Producer: IAN DUNCAN
Focus Years: 2007 | Country: United Kingdom
The second film in the series features 37-year-old chess sensation, Susan Polgar, one of the worldâ€™s top players. The extraordinary story of how Susanâ€™s father trained her and her sisters to become grand masters will lead to a broader exploration of how memory is perhaps the most critical tool for achieving expert-level performance.
It is also a story of what a prodigy must sacrifice in order to become successful in an adult world.
My Brilliant Brain uses biographies of three brilliant brains as a springboard to explore the hidden potential in all our brains. Each one is a scientific phenomenon: a 12-year-old pianist who has written his first symphony before his first kiss; a female chess Grand Master who takes on all comers blindfolded and a man who has memorized 8,000 books and yet has an IQ of 70.
These stories fascinate us, even though they appear to reflect the shortcomings of our own brains. Yet by understanding these extraordinary brains, we will show how we may improve our ordinary brains and perhaps unlock the remarkable genius that lies dormant within all of us.