Can the Right Geographic Conditions Help Create Geniuses?

1/24/2016 - Distinguished Professor of Psychology Dean Simonton in National Geographic.

Why did the Renaissance happen in Florence? Why did the small Scottish city of Edinburgh produce so many world-transforming inventions in the 19th century? What caused Calcutta, in India, to produce a cluster of geniuses then slide into poverty and dereliction?

Read the full story in National Geographic.