Savant talent.

  title={Savant talent.},
  author={Linda Pring},
  journal={Developmental medicine and child neurology},
  volume={47 7},
  • Linda Pring
  • Published 2005 in Developmental medicine and child neurology
The notion of talent is an elusive concept but there appears to be sound evidence that both savants and experts share important qualities. Brief descriptive accounts of the talents displayed by savants are presented, along with a discussion of intelligence, implicit learning, and the organization of knowledge. Cognitive theories helpful in understanding exceptional abilities in people with autism are also discussed. It is concluded that a certain cognitive style, i.e. weak coherence, may… CONTINUE READING

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