Genius studies

Genius books (Thims library)
A portion of American electrochemical engineer Libb Thims' genius studies book collection of his 1,500+ book personal library.
In science, genius studies is the study, often times pursued as a subset of psychology, of the phenomenon of great minds, specifically those who beget new ideas, theories, art works, literary masterpieces, abilities, solutions, or inventions, etc., of extremely bright quality.

A general reason for studying geniuses is that following the process of reaction synthesis (birth), during which one is vicariously “thrown into the world”, as Arthur Schopenhauer puts it, and “confronted by it as a problem that demands to be solved”, one immediately is confronted by the problem of the nature of choice and correct and or incorrect reaction path, one might say—and in this regard, the mind of established geniuses act as sort of “ping” through which sensory inputs have passed in and bounced out, thus each genius mind acting as a sort of directional compass in respect to the way the universe operates, is moving, and or reconfiguring.

The following, e.g., is a poster (Ѻ) for a 2012 exhibit of Leonardo da Vinci’s anatomical work, which subtitle segment: “inside his mind”, which highlights a facet of genius studies, namely to get “inside” the mind of geniuses, to understand their workings, nature, views, beliefs, and origins:

Da Vinci (Genius Studies)

Said another way, geniuses tend to have a love of the truth to an extent more so than the average person; hence, it is prudent, wise, or advisable to measure one's belief system against those of the great geniuses, in regards to truth.

Some notable scholars in genius studies include: Francis Galton (1869), James Cattell (1894), Lewis Terman (1916), Catherine Cox (1926), Leta Hollingworth (c.1930), Tony Buzan (1994), Dean Simonton (1984-present), Libb Thims (2006-present), Darrin McMahon (2013), among others.

The following are relevant quotes:

“If one does not know what went on for the last three thousand years, he or she remains ignorant, merely surviving from day-to-day; ignorant men raise questions that wise men answered a thousand years ago.”
Goethe (c.1820), aggregate quote (Ѻ+Ѻ)

See also
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Further reading
● McMahon, Darrin M. (2013). Divine Fury: a History of Genius. Basic Books.

External links
Genetic Studies of Genius – Wikipedia.

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