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

@article{Snyder2006SavantlikeNS,
  title={Savant-like Numerosity Skills Revealed in Normal People by Magnetic Pulses},
  author={Allan Snyder and Homayoun Bahramali and Tobias Hawker and D John Mitchell},
  journal={Perception},
  year={2006},
  volume={35},
  pages={837 - 845}
}
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… 

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