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10 People Who Gained Extraordinary Abilities From Brain Damage

From people who could suddenly do über-fast calculations to others blessed with artistic talent overnight, 10 People Who Gained Extraordinary Abilities From Brain Damage.

posted on 08/20/2012
Karl Fabricius
Scribol Staff

People Who Gained Extraordinary Abilities From Brain DamagePhoto: Eadweard Muybridge

From people who gained lightning fast calculation skills overnight, to others who suddenly seemed blessed with artistic talent that was never before apparent, the world of acquired savants is intriguing, to say the least.

These real life ‘rain men’ were afflicted by brain injuries or other conditions and yet, as a result, had their heads ‘rewired’ so that incredible skills suddenly came to the surface. Even more intriguing is the fact that “such cases may point to untapped abilities in all of us…”

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Karl Fabricius
Scribol Staff