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If you’re like me, you dream about moments of total focus. Time slows.
In the field of brain research there is no subject more intriguing than the savant – an individual with mental, behavioral, or even physical disability who possesses acute powers of observation, mathematical aptitude, or artistic talent.
A fascinating look at the relationship between genius and autism, with particular focus on the phenomenon of savants; a small group of enigmatic talents with extraordinary mental abilities. Savants number less than 100 worldwide. Some can work out five-digit multiplication in their heads, or recite thousands of books by heart.
We all have things that disgust us irrationally, whether it be cockroaches or chitterlings or cotton balls.
What can eye-tracking teach us? Image courtesy of Flickr user Michele Catania
Mind & Brain :: Features :: January 12, 2012 :: Email :: Print