Extraordinary People: Understanding the "idiot Savants"

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Harper & Row, 1989 - Psychology - 291 pages
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The world's foremost expert on the amazing phenomenon of the Savant Syndrome describes this exceedingly rare condition in which persons with severe mental handicaps have spectacular "islands of genius" which stand in stark contrast to their disabilities. LG Featured Alternate.

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Professor Treffort was the technical advisor for the movie 'Rain Man'. This book reviews in great detail the mystery of the phenomenon known as 'Savant Syndrome'. The book reviews the history of the ... Read full review

Contents

The Genius of Earlswood Asylum and Other Early Savants
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Language for an Endless Infancy
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The Calendar Calculators
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