In an issue of Scientific American, a young 10 year-old boy was knocked unconscious one day by a baseball. After the accident, he could recall the “exact day of the week for any date after the accident and could remember the weather for each day since the trauma”… along with “minute daily events”. Another example of a victim of a brutal mugging in 2002. He began seeing images and was able to sketch them on paper. His images reflected ‘fractals‘ a mathematical repeating pattern. This is called an “acquired savant Syndrome”, a near genius level of brain function that appeared after the injury. This syndrome can appear after a blow to the head or some brain insult.
Many of the affected people can develop the ability to create poetry, paint or play a musical instrument where there was never a talent for this before. Some researchers and experts in the field think that there is a ‘genius’ switch in the brain and are looking for ways to be able to turn it on. I want to volunteer for this type of experimentation. I wish I could knock this type of ‘brains’ into the crazy people in this world who just don’t get the basic value of life and would rather make war than appreciate all of the beauty on this planet for the short time we will be here.