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Monday, August 11, 2008

Savants- Mysterious Brains

http://60minutes.yahoo.com/segment/186/savants

Savants: Unlikely Genius

Savants: Unlikely Genius

It's estimated that there are only 50 true savants in the world. They are often people with enormous disabilities who also have extraordinary talents. The mathematical wizardry of George Finn and Daniel Tammet, the musical abilities of Rex Lewis-Clack and Derek Paravincini and the sculpting artistry of Alonzo Clemons all illustrate how savants relate to the world in a way that's unimaginable to most of us Rex

Rex

A musical prodigy » Watch Clip

Derek

Derek

He remembers every song he's ever heard » Watch Clip

Brain Man

Brain Man

Daniel Tammet on how his brain works » Watch Clip

Kindred Spirits

Kindred Spirits

Meeting other savants » Watch Clip

More On Savants From 60 Minutes

BRAIN MAN DANIEL TAMMET
REX, A CHILD SAVANT
DEREK, A MUSICAL SAVANT

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