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Idiot Savant Studies?

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posted on Dec, 2 2004 @ 03:48 PM
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I've been reading up on some of the unbelievable mental feats performed by idiot savants. I can't help but wonder if there are any secret studies and experiments going on as related to them. I can only imagine the power if somehow the secrets of the brain that allows these mental gymnastics to occur could somehow be utillized by someone with all their faculties. It is scary the brain power that could be brought to bear.

interesting link:
www.plim.org...



dh

posted on Dec, 2 2004 @ 04:38 PM
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Yeah - this is great stuff. 'Idiots savants' are now defined as people on the autistic spectrum who are separated from the norm of social conventions and interactions - so they find it very difficult to function within society, and are usually labelled learning disabled or retarded
Yet they keep one small islet of extraordinary talent
Like there was the kid in London who could go take one lookat St Pauls Cathedral, and go home and draw it in minutest detail, the person who could hear a piece of music and reproduce it immediately on the piano, the person who can tell you what day a particular date falls on a century into the past or the future instantaneously
I liken this ability to dowsing where you actually know everything that is, has been and will be, but you are imprisoned in the present moment with a whole lot of socialisation, and you need to signal your knowledge through unconscious muscle movements through a device such as a pendulum or rods
The autistic person is someone who has been exposed to the shattering effect of complete openness to everything that is through the breakdown in the neurological filtering system via some kind of trauma whether it be birth trauma, vaccination or other assault on the integrity of the system

May of these ppl wil close down and demand a complete adherence to what is known and routine, or all hell lets loose

A few maintain a small hole in their cage and can reach through to an area of incredible talent

As anyone who managed to catch Ronson's Crazy Rulers of the World will know, this area will be of incredible interest to the military



 
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