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Amazing Phenomenon of the Human Mind

October 14, 2008

I learned about the most amazing phenomenon today.

Savant Syndrome is a condition in which a person with a developmental disorder (e.g. autism or mental retardation) develops a brilliance or expertise in certain areas, in direct contrast to the rest of their overall limitations and developmental disabilities. Something almost all savants is remarkable memory.

Stephen Wiltshire is an autistic savant. He can draw entire cityscapes from memory after viewing them from the air only a handful of times.

Pretty Incredible how the capacity of the human mind never ceases to amaze. There much be so much more about its latent abilities that are beyond human comprehension… Unreal if you ask me.

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