The Savant Series

Memory Masters: How Savants Store Information: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

The Einstein Effect: Savants and Creativity: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

A Little Matter of Gender: Developmental Differences among Savants: 1,2,3,4,5

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4 comments
  1. awesome links! countless implications- in understanding creativity, treatment of neuropsychiatric conditions, psychopaths, punishment for crimes…
    liked the idea that these ‘abnormal’ people may be better adapted for the future..
    Shows human brain hasn’t reached its limit..
    would be interesting to know if desirable savant like abilities can be added on to a normally functional brain…

  2. Justuju said:

    Agree with Lifeinbitznpieces comment. Looks like the in the coming era, may be the price autistic and Asperger’s kids pay may not be that high and they’ll be more valued. (Especially if they can communicate using brain scans!) I wouldn’t be surprised if parents start choosing some Asperger’s qualities for their unborn child. I can only imagine the types of cases that’ll be coming up in Supreme Courts around the world concerning these ethical dilemmas.

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