Sat 24 Apr, 2010 06:49 am - Thanks for all the replies by the way.
My enquiry seems to boil down to the question as to whether savant capability has the same brain 'weight' as the social skills lost. Do we tend to... (view)
Sat 24 Apr, 2010 03:13 am - Maybe this is the case, but I still suspect that Peek's information retention took up much brain real estate, as I called it, than social skills. Remembering 90% of the content of 5 books a... (view)
Fri 23 Apr, 2010 03:50 pm - Many thanks for replying. I agree with what you say, so have to rephrase my statement. The low functioning in 'normals' I am referring to is in the narrow sphere that savants excel in. I... (view)
Fri 23 Apr, 2010 03:05 pm - The most famous Autistic Savant, Kim Peek recently died. He was apparently able to read two pages of a book simultaneously - one with each eye. And generally remembered 90+% of the content of the... (view)