6 People Who Gained Amazing Skills from Brain Injuries
In real life, people don't suffer freaky events like getting struck by lightning or getting part of their brain removed and then suddenly find themselves with new superpowers, like heat vision or flight. However, people do apparently suffer freaky events and then gain the ability to do art. It's a poorly understood phenomenon, but according to the experts who've studied them, these people aren't just messing with us. #6. Man Has Mystery Illness, Gains Super Memory and Painting Powers Quick: Picture in your mind what your neighborhood looked like when you were 4 years old. Photos.com"It's so strange. When 30-something Italian immigrant Franco Magnani arrived in San Francisco in the 1960s, he came down with just such a fever -- to the point that he sometimes became delirious and had seizures. Magnani became so engulfed by the memories that he started to draw and eventually paint them. Via Francomagnani.com Can we call "Photoshop" on a painting? Via Exploratorium.eduPhoto, again on the left.