The Acquired Savant Who Sees Maths in Everything

Not long after posting Tuesday's story on savant Stephen Wiltshire, I coincidentally came across another short film on an acquired savant, Jason Padgett, who after being beaten outside a nightclub and suffering brain trauma, woke to a new world, full of 'maths':

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—one filled with patterns and strobes, like a stop-motion film. This is a fascinating story into the hidden power of the mind and one man’s inspiring tale of courage and personal triumph.



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The guy's TED Talk shows a much deeper slice of his intelligence:

See video

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Non sequitur