Savant-like Numerosity Skills Revealed in Normal People by Magnetic Pulses

  title={Savant-like Numerosity Skills Revealed in Normal People by Magnetic Pulses},
  author={A. Snyder and H. Bahramali and T. Hawker and D. J. Mitchell},
  pages={837 - 845}
  • A. Snyder, H. Bahramali, +1 author D. J. Mitchell
  • Published 2006
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • Perception
  • Oliver Sacks observed autistic twins who instantly guessed the exact number of match-sticks that had just fallen on the floor, saying in unison “111”. To test the suggestion that normal individuals have the capacity for savant numerosity, we temporarily simulated the savant condition in normal people by inhibiting the left anterior temporal lobe of twelve participants with repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS). This site has been implicated in the savant condition. Ten… CONTINUE READING
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