Accidental Genius: An Exploration

Darold Treffert MD
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In an earlier blog (here) I discussed how the acquired savant syndrome hints at buried potential within us all.  Acquired savant syndrome is the rare, but real, phenomenon in which an ordinary person suffers a head injury or other brain incident such as stroke or dementia followed by the sudden emergence, sometimes at a prodigious level, of an until then dormant skill or ability typically in art, music or mathematics.  If such dormant potential exists within us all, the challenge is how to tap that without some central nervous system incident.   Dr. Treffert will lead the discussion following the lecture.

This lecture is part of an annual series presented by Marian University and Dr. Treffert on Autism and related topics.

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