How do genetics, practice, and luck produce talent?

Many people have an overly simplistic understanding of talent. They view talent as innate, ready to spring forth given the right conditions. But this is not how talent operates. Gareth Bale wasn’t born with the ability to score memorable goals. Talents aren’t prepackaged at birth, but take time to develop.

Yet it’s also well known that none of these personal characteristics – from mathematical ability to courage – are completely determined by genes.

Read the full article here: What is talent – and can science spot what we will be best at?

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