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Tyler Carlson General Psychology Dr. Licht Savant syndrome is a complex and in many ways, still mysterious illness, with documented information as early as 1789. Savant syndrome’s name is derived from the French word “savior”, which means, “to know”. Savants have an amazing ability to have spectacular “intelligence” in on field, where as hardly any in general tasks. As told by Benjamin Franklin, who described Thomas Fuller’s “lightning quick ability to calculate” yet lacked the knowledge of basic math other than complex calculations. This early observation leads to the effect individual with the savant syndrome have on the idea of exactly what “intelligence” is defined as. Because of Thomas Fuller’s keen ability for complex calculation, yet lack of basic skills, show the possible multiple aspects of intelligence. There’re a hundred or so cases of savant syndrome all with different abilities. The IQ of someone with the syndrome typically falls between from forty
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This note was uploaded on 02/10/2010 for the course STAT 2122 taught by Professor Felicia during the Spring '10 term at FSU.

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