20 December 2016

How to become a savant

Get mugged.  Other possibilities discussed near the end of the video.
"In 2002, Jason Padgett was the victim of a vicious beating outside a karaoke bar in Tacoma, Washington. Upon regaining consciousness, Padgett’s sight was forever altered by a condition called acquired savant syndrome. The brain trauma opened his eyes to an entirely new world..."

1 comment:

  1. i really would have liked to see some of his svantism in action. see him do math. that's what it's all about. the segments on his appearance and demeanor before and after the beating - what a change - mullet to crew cut. it never quite explains why that happened, though?

    his artwork (drafting?) reminds me of spirographs?



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