A genius is a person who displays exceptional intellectual ability, creativity, or originality, typically to a degree that is associated with the achievement of unprecedented insight. There is no scientifically precise definition of genius, and the question of whether the notion itself has any real meaning has long been a subject of debate. The term is used in various ways: to refer to a particular aspect of an individual, or the individual in his or her entirety; to a scholar in many subjects (e.g. Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz or Leonardo da Vinci)  or a scholar in a single subject (e.g., Albert Einstein or Isaac Newton). Research into what causes genius and mastery is still in its early stages, and psychology offers relevant insights.
In case you’ve been living on some other distant planet, you know that in every shop you go there’s at least one record in the ‘must have’ section that involved Ritchie Blackmore. Whether it’s from Deep Purple, Rainbow, Blackmore’s night or any other project he’s been involved in, you know it’s a work of art. [...]