savant syndrome


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savant syndrome

n.
A condition in which a person with a developmental or intellectual disability has an exceptional memory and exhibits extraordinary skill in a specialized area such as music or arithmetic.
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Adam Lilley, however, does a fantastic job in the role, taking on the cramped body language, outbursts, averted gaze and awkward speech patterns of Raymond, who is both autistic and has Savant syndrome, which makes him a mathematical marvel.
When 8 year-old Lucy Callahan is struck by lightning, it burns out part of her brain, leaving her with acquired savant syndrome, which makes her super smart with numbers.
Then there is acquired savant syndrome, which is when a normal person gets hit in the head, and tomorrow without prior training they miraculously become a concert pianist (Treffert, 2014).
Some of the students who have cleared the Class X and Class XII exams this year with excellent results have faced Learning Disabilities (LD), Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Savant Syndrome, Attention Deficit Disorders (ADD) and various other special needs.
The final section, 'Miracles and Strivers', begins with the 'Mystery of Savant Syndrome' and a sensitive exploration of the autism spectrum through the stories of Matt Savage, known as the 'Mozart of jazz,' and Jacob Barnett, whose gifts were manifest in the fields of maths, science and astronomy.
was rear-ended by a drunk driver and suffered a closed-head injury that he developed a newfound passion for writing (a rare medical condition called "acquired savant syndrome").
"I am a fully functional autistic savant myself so I have savant syndrome. For this kind of stuff lucky me," she said.
Idiot savants, talented aments, mono-savants, autistic savants, just plain savants, people with savant syndrome, and autistic people who are good at things: A view from disability studies.
While the film dispelled misconceptions about autism and improved the public's awareness of the condition, a misleading association continues to occur between autism and savant syndrome. The two conditions can be related, but not all savants are autistic.
The rare condition is know as acquired savant syndrome, a neurological trauma that leads to amazing musical, artistic, mathematical or recollection abilities.
Padgett is one of those rare individuals having savant syndrome with mathematical synesthesia.
In fact, there are said to be only 40 people in the world who are known to have developed what is called savant syndrome.