Inside the mind of a savant.

@article{Treffert2005InsideTM,
  title={Inside the mind of a savant.},
  author={Darold A. Treffert and Daniel Dean Christensen},
  journal={Scientific American},
  year={2005},
  volume={293 6},
  pages={
          108-13
        }
}
D E C E M B E R 2 0 0 5 C R E D IT When J. Langdon Down first described savant syndrome in 1887, coining its name and noting its association with astounding powers of memory, he cited a patient who could recite Edward Gibbon’s The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire verbatim. Since then, in almost all cases, savant memory has been linked to a specific domain, such as music, art or mathematics. But phenomenal memory is itself the skill in a 54-year-old man named Kim Peek. His friends call him… CONTINUE READING

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