autistic savant

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Related to Savantism: Autistic savant, Savant syndrome

autistic savant

n.
A person with savant syndrome.
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Sacks did extensive clinical research on individuals with autism and savantism (as well as some with non-autistic prodigies), and recounts in this context a particularly striking account of subitizing (Sacks 1995, 1985).
The "Unfiltered" report also briefly touches on "instant savantism," which is the desire of internet users to become experts on a given topic instantly.
Occasionally Bissinger interrupts the flow with clinical tangents, like the horrifying treatments once inflicted on premature babies and a history of savantism.
Autism, left frontotemporal dementia, and savantism resulting from brain injury have all been associated with deficits in the left hemisphere of the brain.
Whether this explanation, the actual transmission of works by deceased creators, or some other one holds the day, it is clear that we need to investigate this phenomenon far more and see whether it shares commonalities with the extraordinary reproductive skills found in savantism (cf.
Savantism seems to be associated with an imbalance between the left and right hemispheres of the brain; experiments can make temporary savants of normal individuals by using transcranial magnets to handicap the left hemisphere.
There's a lot of cachet and much romance tied to the notion that a certain type of rock 'n' roll savantism can be evoked from picking up an instrument without training.
propose that the co-occurrence of synaesthesia and Autism Spectrum Condition (ASC) increases the likelihood of savant memory, while the presence of savantism and synaesthesia might be an indicator of ASC.
After explaining AS and related conditions, including savantism and Asperger savantism, Fitzgerald looks for indications of AS in the lives of writers, philosophers, musicians and painters with some surprising results.