Saturday, April 27, 2013

I Want ASS

UPDATED:  11/23/2013

The more I think about it, a savant would be conscious. A savant would be able to give all this info. This is a continuation of 
(ASS=Acquired Savant Syndrome)


I decided to look more into this disorder. "Savant syndrome is a rare, but extraordinary, condition in which persons with serious mental disabilities, including autistic disorder, have some ‘island of genius’ which stands in marked, incongruous contrast to overall handicap." This can happen after a brain injury, "however, ‘acquired’ savant skills can also appear, when none were previously present, in neurotypical individuals following brain injury."

Being female, this here caught my eye, "Reports of female savants continue to be relatively few." It goes on to say,"Males outnumber females by an approximate 6:1 ratio in savant syndrome." Not only is this rare in rare, but I am female, making this even more rare.

Here's something to think about, "Savant syndrome, both in the congenital and acquired types, provides compelling evidence of remarkable brain plasticity. Indeed, brain plasticity will be a central aspect of all neuroscience research in the decades ahead. Until fairly recently, there has been what Doidge (2007), in his book The brain that changes itself, calls ‘neurologic nihilism’. This was a generally pessimistic view of the ability of neuronal tissue to regenerate and rewire itself in the face of injury or disease." Am I a culmination of medicine and life experiences? Brain plasticity plays a major role.

I don't really fit into the areas of savant skills. "Considering all the abilities in the human repertoire, it is interesting that savant skills generally narrow to five general categories: music, art, calendar calculating; mathematics, and mechanical or spatial skills." [Close to this. I took out examples and non-pertinent phrases.] The closest you could get is saying writing is an art form. I've done many of these pieces. There are well over a 100 posts between my 2 blogs.

Could it be computers in general? I've lost track of all the accounts I have. Before signing up for something I will first do a password recovery. There's no sense in making a new account. Computers are too new and therefor not included in savant syndrome skills.

This was interesting to me, "Other skills have been reported less often, including: prodigious language (poly-glot) facility; unusual sensory discrimination in smell, touch or vision including synaesthesia; perfect appreciation of passing time without benefit of a clock; and outstanding knowledge in specific fields such as neurophysiology." It's no secret that I have a knowledge of neurology. This entire paper would be a reflection of that. "Think of all those miles and miles of myelin sheath Ms. Ronson had to laboriously re-knit to heal and reconnect her severely damaged brain," is also neurological. I don't know how I did that.

The person with savant syndrome lacks purpose. Something I have. "Cognitive skills, logical skills, and analytical skills are absent in savants." That's something I do. This neuro stuff is hard to understand and I make it more understandable. That means I analyze it.
If I am given savant syndrome, then I am conscious. This has to be considered. It's a strange Catch-22. I don't know how possible this is, seeing that it is so closely tied to politics.

What is the purpose of keeping me not conscious anyway? Does it mean someone will have to work if I am? Not being conscious means to me I am just a slave to this brain injury.


I WANT acquired savant syndrome. I would like to be conscious. I want ASS.

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