November 25, 2015

Examples of Savant Syndrome: Individuals with Amazing Abilities & Memory Recall linked to CNS Disorders

"Earth as a Simulation Series 4: This Series offers MANY pages of Evidence that many Anomalous Experiences, Plus 'Exceptional' Abilities & Skills can be explained 'IF' we are Simulated copied people being Simulated with Less Advanced Technologies resulting in ourselves having Anomalous Experiences that relate to Hi-Tech Neural Implants & CNS Enhancements that the person we are simulating HAD, but which we are a long way from developing here!!!"

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Just to make a point beyond what I’ve presented on the previous page, which is here (and you are advised to read that page FIRST before this one) then I’ve collected and collated some more detailed information on those with ‘savant syndrome’ and their abilities as well as observations about his condition.

The below is taken from wikipedia . . .

“Savant syndrome is a condition in which a person with a mental disability, such as an autism spectrum disorder, demonstrates profound and prodigious capacities or abilities far in excess of what would be considered normal. People with savant syndrome may have neurodevelopmental disorders, notably autism spectrum disorders, or brain injuries. The most dramatic examples of savant syndrome occur in individuals who score very low on IQ tests, while demonstrating exceptional skills or brilliance in specific areas, such as rapid calculation, art, memory, or musical ability.”

Notice that some savants are not born with these abilities, they develop them after suffering from some brain injury. For example, the below I’ve taken from here . . .

“Orlando Serrell’s savant skills only ‘activated’ after being struck by a baseball on the left side of his head. For a while, he had headaches which after subsiding, he realized he could perform complex calendar calculations and remember the weather every day from the day of the accident.”

Many ‘quotes’ below are taken from here . . .

Savant skills represent a spectrum of abilities

“While admittedly a subjective scale at this point, savant skills lie on a spectrum of abilities.1 Most common are splinter skill savants who have obsessive preoccupation with and memorization of music and sports trivia, birthdays, license plate numbers, historical facts, train or bus schedules, navigation abilities or maps, for example. Talented savants are those in whom musical, art or other special abilities are more conspicuous not only in contrast to individual limitations, but also in contrast to peer group abilities whether disabled or not. And prodigious savant is an extremely high threshold term reserved for those extraordinarily rare individuals in whom the special skill is so outstanding that were it to be seen in a none impaired person such a person would be termed a “prodigy” or “genius.”

Savants often exhibit a phenomenal and accurate recall of information . . .

Bus routes, timetable and a historical almanac . . .

“I met my first savant in July, 1962. It was my first day on the job setting up a Children’s Unit at a state hospital in Winnebago, Wisconsin. One adolescent lad had memorized the bus system of the city of Milwaukee and was able to recite the route and time table of each of the buses for the entire city. Another was a walking almanac of what happened on this day in history, and try as I might to study up the night before, since he would always quiz me each morning, I was never able to top his recollections. (In my defense, this was before Google).”

The quote below is from here and gives another example of being able to take in, save and accurately recalling volumes of information . . .

“What Kim Peek has read some 12,000 books and remembers everything about them – his left eye reads the left page, and his right eye reads the right page. It takes him about 3 seconds to read through two pages – and he remember everything. Kim can recall facts and trivia from 15 subject areas from history to geography to sports. Tell him a date, and he’ll tell you what day of the week it is. He also remembers every music he has ever heard.”

Listening to some music then accurately recalling and duplicating it from memory . . .

“When I first met Leslie in 1980 his ability to store and replicate music, even after only a single hearing, was spectacular. Indeed, at age 14 he was able to play back Tchaikovsky’s First Piano concerto flawlessly and can do that to this day on request. After several more years of contact with Leslie, however, I began to notice that some improvisational skills were developing. At a 1989 concert in Neenah, Wis., for example, a young girl came up to the stage in the challenge portion of the concert and played “Mississippi Hotdog.” Leslie listened and then, when asked, dutifully played back the piece as he had heard it.”

The quote below is also taken from here which is a web page describing different well know savants which gives you some more detailed background about Lesley in the above quote . . .

“Leslie was born with severe birth defects that required doctors to remove his eyes. As a young child, Leslie had to be force-fed to teach him how to swallow. He could not stand until he was 12. At 15, Leslie finally learned how to walk. At 16 years of age, in the middle of one night, his foster mother woke up to find him playing Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1. Leslie, who has no classical music training, was playing the piece flawlessly after hearing it just once earlier on the television.”

So, from basically ‘nothing’ with no training he can suddenly play the piano flawlessly like a ‘master’ piano player whom will have practiced for years and years? This is an example of ‘inherent’ not learned or practiced abilities. It is possible that certain implants would be made that would duplicate the neural pathways and experiences of a genius in that particular field. In which case anyone with such an implant would have the ability to ‘instantly’ play like a master.

Savant Syndrome is not a new disorder (nor is autism).

“It is over 200 years ago since the first case of savant syndrome appeared in a scientific journal in Germany, and it is 125 years since Dr. J. Langdon Down first described savant syndrome as a distinct condition.2,3 In his 1887 lectures, Down described 10 cases of savant syndrome, including a boy who had memorized The Rise and Fall of the Roman Empire verbatim and could recite it backward of forward.”

Many savant’s ‘mathematical’ abilities have been shown to be INHERENT

In other words for many savants, their abilities are WIRED IN, they are not the product of learning, practice or cheating.

This is ‘exactly’ what you would expect if it was an implanted device performing the calculations, the person with the implant would just get the ‘output’..

“Calendar calculating, an obscure skill in neurotypical persons, is seemingly almost universally present in persons with savant syndrome. For me, this ability is a clear example of how savants, sometimes severely impaired, “know things they never learned.” Yes, there are formulas for calendar calculating. And yes, if any person puts his or her mind to it, he or she can learn (laboriously) how to calendar calculate. But savants seem to have this algorithm or formula “unconsciously” inscribed or inculcated in their brain, and in most such individuals there simply has not been any study of the calendar nor the “learning” of any formula. Why calendar calculating? And why is that so prominent in savant syndrome but generally not seen in other brain diseases or disorders? Some imaging studies are underway with calendar calculating savants, comparing them to neurotypical “expert” calendar calculators and control groups.”

From the above, then it seems very likely that the ‘calendar calculating’ ability is actually included in all ‘experimental’ implants to provide some sort of ‘implant, neural enhancement interfacing functionality’ baseline. This may also be included to allow the installers to perform tests to check how well, how consistently and or accurately the implants input and output interfacing with the ‘person’ this is installed into functions under different ‘test’ conditions?

All that is presented above ‘fits’ with Savant syndrome abilities and CNS problems correlating with exactly what we’d expect of people being interfaced to some very sophisticated neural enhancement requiring extensive and or experimental and potentially damaging CNS surgery all providing evidence that we are in a simulation with technological advances slowed down perhaps by between 200 to 300 years resulting in the presentation of anomalous experiences, out of context ‘super abilities and various ‘disorders’.

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