Monday, December 3, 2012

I Have ASS?

Acquired Savant Syndrome abbreviated is ASS. We know what a savant is. It's a brilliantly smart person, smart in usually one area and usually disabled. Acquired savants then, get the savantism due to a head injury.


This greatly interested me. I had a head injury and seem to be getting only smarter.


Savantism is already rare. To get it from a head injury is even more rare. http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2012/05/eureka-when-a-blow-to-the-head-creates-a-sudden-genius/257282/


I talk about mine before I heard about acquiring it, http://thoughtfulveg.blogspot.com/2012/03/neuroplasticity-created-rainman.html


It is possible to have a head injury and then be smart.
 


[If you know of something else, please leave it in the comments. I did write this, and many other things AFTER a brain injury. Also, that piece above on neuroplasticity requires quite a bit of knowledge about the  brain. I did not write before the brain injury.]

3 comments:

  1. I'm often called an ASS: now I'm proud of it!

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    1. Anyone with a brain injury can be an ASS. I'm proud of my ASSness.

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  2. Savant syndrome is most likely true. Educational records of grade school probably still exist. I started college when 17 and had a BA by 19. I can get those transcripts. I think rewiring did it. It bypassed the corpus callosum.

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