## Abstract

The present study examined the memory and speed of processing abilities associated with general giftedness (G) and excellence in mathematics (E). The research involved four groups of 16-18 years old participants varying in levels of G and E. 160 participants were tested on a battery of three memory tests and five speed of processing tests. Working-memory was found to be related to both G and E factors. The results reveal that G factor is related to high short term memory and that E factor is associated with high visual-spatial memory. Gifted students who excel in mathematics (G-E group) outperformed in all speed of processing tasks compared to the other three participants groups. The results can contribute to the theoretical

knowledge about similarities and differences in memory and speed of processing abilities in G and E groups.

knowledge about similarities and differences in memory and speed of processing abilities in G and E groups.

Original language | English |
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Title of host publication | The Proceedings of the Eighth Conference of the European Society for Research in Mathematics Education - CERME-8 |

Pages | 1146-1155 |

State | Published - 2013 |