Questions tagged [savant-syndrome]

A condition in which people with developmental delays (notably autism spectrum) or brain injury demonstrate some profound abilities far in excess of typical individuals.

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How do the brains of savants such as Orlando Serrell and Temple Grandin compare to a standard brain?

There are the examples of Orlando Serrell and Temple Grandin, who remember quite a lot, due to autism. How do their brains compare to a standard brain? See also: Partitions and Volume:
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Has “induced savantism” been further explored beyond Snyder 2009?

The Mechanism/Neurological subsection of the Wikipedia article Savant Syndrome says: Savant syndrome results from damage to the left anterior temporal lobe, an area of the brain key in processing ...
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What are the purported mechanisms of eidetic memory and why is it comorbid with autism?

Eidetic memory, often called "photographic" or "flashbulb" memory, is often associated with amazing feats of recall. Is the mechanism behind this phenomenon an aberration of the visualization of a ...
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How far can we train mental calculation?

Mental calculators are people with a prodigious ability in some area of mental calculation, such as multiplying large numbers or factoring large numbers. Unfortunately I forgot where I heard it, but ...