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Fragments of genius : the strange feats of idiots savants

Author: Michael J A Howe
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 1991.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This text provides an account of "idiots savants" - those remarkable individuals who are simultaneously mentally retarded yet capable of quite extraordinary achievements. Their talents include outstanding artistic and musical achievement, mental arithmetic at incredible speed, and calendar calculating, involving extremely difficult questions about calendar dates. Michael Howe's findings encourage the reader to  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael J A Howe
ISBN: 0415071690 9780415071697
OCLC Number: 24010110
Description: x, 178 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Some remarkable individuals; explaining feats of memory; the independence of human skills; calendar calculating; mentally handicapped artists.
Responsibility: Michael J.A. Howe.

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A report on new investigations which explain how it is possible for certain individuals to be simultaneously retarded and yet capable of remarkable achievements. The author's findings encourage the  Read more...

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