posted on May, 7 2014 @ 04:26 AM
Ever wanted to be a savant? now you can with in just a few minutes with just a little life threatening beating!!!
In 2002, two men savagely attacked Jason Padgett outside a karaoke bar, leaving him with a severe concussion and post-traumatic stress disorder.
But the incident also turned Padgett into a mathematical genius who sees the world through the lens of geometry.
Padgett, a furniture salesman from Tacoma, Washington, who had very little interest in academics, developed the ability to visualize complex
mathematical objects and physics concepts intuitively. The injury, while devastating, seems to have unlocked part of his brain that makes everything
in his world appear to have a mathematical structure.
Now, researchers have figured out which parts of the man's brain were rejiggered to allow for such savant skills, and the findings suggest such skills
may lie dormant in all human brains.
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Soon after the attack, Padgett suffered from PTSD and debilitating social anxiety. But at the same time, he noticed that everything looked
different. He describes his vision as "discrete picture frames with a line connecting them, but still at real speed." If you think of vision as the
brain taking pictures all the time and smoothing them into a video, it's as though Padgett sees the frames without the smoothing. In addition,
"everything has a pixilated look," he said.
Amazing drawings, too bad he does not use his new found mental powers to umm i don't know do something useful or solve some of the world problems?
Yeah I'm just jealous of his spirograph abilities.
So it seems killing a few neurons in your brain is good for you:
In another study, that when neurons die, they release brain-signaling chemicals that can increase brain activity in surrounding areas. The
increased activity usually fades over time, but sometimes it results in structural changes that can cause brain-activity modifications to
Or leave you as a vegetable, without any psychic powers I foreseen a headline saying brain dead drunk after trying to get savant abilities
Could this mean a return of the Lobotomy
as a fad for some people to try to be smart? after all in
lobotomy they were killing a piece of the brain to try to force a mod change, if researchers believe the dying of the neurons are the trigger to the
development of other regions, a surgical procedure would be more reproducible than a blow to the head, laser lobotomy for everyone in the future!!!
I think this man is just some random accident and 99.999% of the time someone get a concussion it just make dumber the people but still, it makes me
want to have Lego vision and see the world in its repetitive building bricks, at least for a while
Why always all in life have consequences, for this man his not so useful vision of the world had, apart from the possibility of dying in the process
of acquiring it, post traumatic stress disorder and obsessive compulsive disorder that don't allow him to interact with public.
7-5-2014 by Indigent because: missing words