It could usurp those much-touted 10,000 hours of practice time researchers have said you really need to excel at something. (Find an excerpt of the original study here.) The New York Times ran a story recently about the effect of repetition as it stacks up against natural aptitude. Some of the observations are fascinating, especially for mildly obsessive individuals who spend countless hours grasping a barre.

Practice is important, certainly. But how far can talent go to compensate for fewer practice hours? What does a high I.Q. predict for an individual and at what point does a level of heightened intelligence yield diminishing returns?

Interested in reading more about practice versus predispositions? Check out the link here to read the full story.