The boy who knew too much: a child prodigy

This is the true story of scientific child prodigy, and former baby genius, Ainan Celeste Cawley, written by his father. It is the true story, too, of his gifted brothers and of all the Cawley family. I write also of child prodigy and genius in general: what it is, and how it is so often neglected in the modern world. As a society, we so often fail those we should most hope to see succeed: our gifted children and the gifted adults they become. Site Copyright: Valentine Cawley, 2006 +

Monday, February 14, 2011

Research papers by Valentine Cawley and Ainan Celeste Cawley.

Over the past year or so, we have published a number of research papers. Two of them were written with my son, Ainan. The others are solo efforts, by me. Now, I have decided to put some links here, to them, since it has become clear that some readers are curious about what I am doing…and others are unaware of what I am doing!

Philosophically, I believe that research papers should be available for all to read free of charge (Open Access), thus I always try to seek Open Access means of distribution. All papers below are freely available to read on Open Access, online. Where appropriate and possible, some of the papers (whose copyright in all but one case, remains with me) are also to be submitted to traditional, not necessarily Open Access, outlets. This will not affect their online availability.

I have a number of papers under submission, at the moment – so the ones below do not represent the entire output for the past year. They are simply the ones that have been published in the past year or so.

I shall add other links to this page, for other papers, as and when they become available, online.

Thank you.

Synaesthesia promotes child prodigiousness and influences creativity. An examination of the evidence from case studies by Valentine Cawley and Ainan Celeste Cawley

The observation of a new human “sense”, Velociperception, and its characteristics by Ainan Celeste Cawley and Valentine Cawley.

A theory as to the evolutionary value of synaesthesia by Valentine Cawley.

Internet anonymity and spontaneous generosity by Valentine Cawley.

The ethics of naming eponymous diseases by Valentine Cawley.

The synaesthete, a new type of “gifted student”, and how to teach them by Valentine Cawley.
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posted by Valentine Cawley @ 11:13 AM 


Blogger virginiagunawan said...

Hi Valentine. Thanks for the lists!
I've read the ones you made with Ainan (because they are the only ones I found), but now I can read the others as well :)
Please keep on writing!

By the way, do you mind sharing your birthday experience? I'm sure the others want to know as well!

10:00 AM  
Blogger Valentine Cawley said...

Hi Virginia,

I was just wondering: what made Ainan's papers easier to find? Was it because you used his name in a search, but not mine? Or is there another reason?

As for my wife is pretty private, so I will have to consider that carefully. I had a good time, however...and Tiarnan got me something unexpected...


4:15 PM  
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4:16 PM  
Blogger virginiagunawan said...

In the posts I've read, you mentioned the direct link to the one of the paper.

I clicked the link and then opened Ainan's profile to see that he had written 2 papers, so I then read both of them.

So I think it's only because of coincidence :)

7:57 AM  

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