Savants and The Genius Inside Us All
Do we all possess latent genius that is held captive by our brain’s left hemispheres? In many cases, either in childhood (congenital savant) or later in life (acquired savant or “paradoxical functional facilitation” by a blow or seizure or lightning) the damaged left brain “releases” musical or mathematical or artistic or poetic genius.
The intriguing question is: are such amazing skills and talents within each of us, and is there a way, short of a baseball beaner, to bring these talents to the surface?
Oh no. Here’s another storyline. Mad scientist perfects instant savants to order and a super-race is born. B-movie to follow.
Here are some links I read this morning on the topic, except I’ve saved “My Beautiful Brain” for watching this evening over dinner.Â Bon AppÃ©tit