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Old 03-26-2008, 01:34 PM   #1
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Our Brains Possess Super Human Potential

In response to the guy with autism that can draw all of rome with 1 glance

i want super powers, someone hit me in the head
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Stephen Wiltshire is considered an autistic savant. He has an ability which can certainly be described as a “super power”. Sometimes referred to as the “human camera”, Wilshire has the unnerving ability to draw exact replicas of intricate structures, buildings and landscapes—virtually anything he lays eyes on—after a quick glance. Without taking notes or drawing rough sketches, Wiltshire methodically replicates what his eyes have seen down to the exact number of windows in tall skyscrapers.
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Imagine being able to learn one of the most difficult languages on Earth, Icelandic, in just 7 days. Well known Savant, Daniel Tammet, makes is look easy. His extraordinary abilities are linked to synesthesia. He “feels” numbers in terms of texture, shape and color. Some scientists believe that the epileptic seizures he suffered as a small child, which nearly ended his life, somehow unlocked the door to an incredible ability that may be inherent in all humans.
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Individuals have been known to develop extraordinary abilities much later in life, or after severe brain trauma. Alonzo Clemons, for example, developed an incredible talent, which appears to have emerged directly following a head injury as a child. He can see a fleeting image (on a television screen for example) of any animal, and in less than 20 minutes sculpt a perfect replica of that animal in three-dimensional accuracy. The wax animal is correct in each and every detail, down to each fiber and muscle.
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Similarly, Orlando Serrell did not possess any unusual skills until he was struck by a baseball on the left side of his head on August 17, 1979 when he was ten years old. Serrell suffered from a long headache, but after the headache ended, Orlando inexplicably had the ability to perform calendrical calculations of amazing complexity. He can also recall details of his life, like the weather, where he was, and what he was doing every day since the day that baseball hit his head.
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These so-called "super powers" of these men are nothing new...
My girlfriend can remember word-for-word what I said, what I didn't say, how much I drank (which is always 6 more cocktails than I can remember), how much of a fool I made of myself, and what day it happened.
The only reasonable explanation is that men must hit themselves in the head with a baseball to catch up to women.
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Old 03-26-2008, 01:36 PM   #2
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well you know they say we only us 10% of our brain and geniuses use about 13% tops so imagine what all is to be known out there. that's why i am open minded. it is very amazing though!!
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i think i use more than 13% of my brain ... i can remove womens clothing with my mind
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I used to work with autistic kids in the TYAP (Texas Young Autistic Project) at UH. It was fascinating

We had a 5 year old client that would remember every detail about a complex structure we build out of 20-30peices of wood blocks. We would build a structure and then let him see it for a few seconds and then we would knock it down. We ask him to rebuilt it and not only does he rebuild it, but he also rebuilds it using the same exact wood blocks in each position...there is no way anyone could know what peice of wood we used. He remembered each peice by the texture of the grain...and mind you, he only saw the structure for like 5 seconds. Amazing!

Autism is growing more and more prevalant - currently 1:116, mostly boys - and is believed to be caused by environmental and genetic reasons. People who are ambidexterous tend to have autistic kids. Autism generates some incredibly intelligent and misunderstood people, ie: Rainman.

I sometimes miss that line of work, but it was very stressful knowing there isn't anything you can do to give an autistic kid a normal life. The outlook for autistic children is grim - permanent need for living assistance, abandonment, etc.
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this was also posted... what a risk for those volunteers to take!!.

So, if all of us have latent super-abilities, is it possible to activate them permanently, or at least periodically, without compromising normal brain functioning? Probably, say the Australian scientists who used transcranial magnetic stimulation to temporarily switch off the frontal temporal lobe of volunteers. Afterwards the subjects showed an immediate improvement in calendar calculating, naming the day of the week of any recent history event, and in their artistic abilities. Of course these were just the abilities tested. Scientists do not know all of the latent abilities that humans may possess.
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I saw a documentary a while back with some of those guys. Including the bat-to-the-head weather rememberer.

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I used to work with autistic kids in the TYAP (Texas Young Autistic Project) at UH. It was fascinating

We had a 5 year old client that would remember every detail about a complex structure we build out of 20-30peices of wood blocks. We would build a structure and then let him see it for a few seconds and then we would knock it down. We ask him to rebuilt it and not only does he rebuild it, but he also rebuilds it using the same exact wood blocks in each position...there is no way anyone could know what peice of wood we used. He remembered each peice by the texture of the grain...and mind you, he only saw the structure for like 5 seconds. Amazing!

Autism is growing more and more prevalant - currently 1:116, mostly boys - and is believed to be caused by environmental and genetic reasons. People who are ambidexterous tend to have autistic kids. Autism generates some incredibly intelligent and misunderstood people, ie: Rainman.

I sometimes miss that line of work, but it was very stressful knowing there isn't anything you can do to give an autistic kid a normal life. The outlook for autistic children is grim - permanent need for living assistance, abandonment, etc.
My girl and I are both ambi. :/:
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