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Savant-Like Skills Exposed in Normal People by Suppressing the Left Fronto-Temporal Lobe

Snyder, Allan; Mulcahy, E; Taylor, Janet L; Mitchell, D John; Sachdev, Perminder Singh; Gandevia, Simon C


The astonishing skills of savants have been suggested to be latent in everyone, but are not normally accessible without a rare form of brain impairment. We attempted to simulate such brain impairment in healthy people by directing low-frequency magnetic pulses into the left fronto-temporal lobe. Significant stylistic changes in drawing were facilitated by the magnetic pulses in four of our 11 participants. Some of these "facilitated" participants also displayed enhanced proofreading ability....[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2003
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Integrative Neuroscience


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