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John Feitelberg Dr. Lane PSY 2012-04 December 7, 2007 Research Alternative- Islands of Genius Before reading this article, I can honestly say I had zero knowledge that true savants actually existed. I had heard theories that handicaps such as blindness cause other senses to spike in use to super human levels, but never instances that these amazing humans posses. We have all heard the theories that we, as humans, use only a mere half of our brains, and I feel this article solidifies those beliefs. If people with such significant handicaps can express such jaw dropping attributes, then there is no reason that humans blesses with completely normal brains cannot do the same. I feel these savants teach us that somewhere in that mushy tissue which lies within our thick skulls are incredible gifts that we leave untapped. Supreme intelligence is clearly available to us all; it is simply a matter of discovering its location and learning how to use it. If “idiots,” as J. Langdon Down so sympathetically describes them, show the ability to do such miraculous things,
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