Numbers and letters: exploring an autistic savant's unpracticed ability.

@article{Pring2002NumbersAL,
  title={Numbers and letters: exploring an autistic savant's unpracticed ability.},
  author={Linda Pring and Beate Hermelin},
  journal={Neurocase},
  year={2002},
  volume={8 4},
  pages={330-7}
}
This paper describes an individual with autism and high-level calendar calculation ability who could perform a set of unpracticed letter/number association tasks. The savant's performance was compared with that of two control participants, one a departmental secretary and the other a professor of mathematics. The facility with which the savant could master… CONTINUE READING