The Mysteries of Savant Syndrome

Dr. Fong Says:
Exceedingly deep but very, very narrow.

"Savant Syndrome is a rare, but spectacular, condition in which persons with various developmental disorders, including autistic disorder, have astonishing islands of ability, brilliance or talent that stand in stark, markedly incongruous contrast to overall limitations."

"The condition can be congenital (genetic or inborn), or can be acquired later in childhood, or even in adults. The savant skills co-exist with, or are superimposed upon, various developmental disabilities including autistic disorder, or other conditions such as mental retardation or brain injury or disease."

"The extraordinary skills are always linked with prodigious memory of a special type.”

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