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Transcript of Savants

Savant Syndrome
By: Cian Carroll
Daniel Tammet
Daniel Tammet is different from other savants, this is because Tammet can explain what he sees going on in his head. Daniel sees shapes in his head instead of numbers and finds patterns of everyday things such as the bark on trees. Once Tammet recited 22,514 digits of pi in a matter of 6 hours.
Stephen Wiltshire
Stephen Wiltshire A.K.A the human camera is an autistic artistic savant. Wiltshire has an uncanny ability to recall images perfectly. He has drawn cities such as New York City and Rome in a matter of days just from his memory of what he saw. Wiltshire remembers how many floors, windows, and buildings and matches them perfectly. Wiltshire owns his own art gallery where the art pieces are known to cost about 100,000$. Also the gallery could sometimes have an 8 month wait list. Again someone who can not really function as well as other people and is an amazing artist who owns the Stephen Wiltshire art gallery and is known as a good businessman.
Kim Peek
Kim Peek had an exceptional memory, he could remember almost everything he had ever read. Peek put his book upside down once he finished it, he could read a full book in about 1 hour.
Something amazing is that Kim Peek would read the left side of a book with his left eye and the right side with his right eye.
He could remember information of about 12,000 books. Although he was an amazing reader with great memory he had an abnormally low IQ of 87.
From reading phone books Peek could recognize random people and tell them their zip code and phone number. He was the inspiration for the movie Rain-Man in 1988.
Leslie Lemke
Leslie Lemke is a musical prodigy that had severe birth defects that caused the removal of his eyes. He was adopted by May Lemke, although Lemke could not do everyday things such as eat or walk for a long time it seemed like his passion was music. At the age of 12 Lemke would play instruments for long periods of time. His parents once awoke to music, they had thought the TV was left on but no, it was Leslie playing a difficult piece perfectly.
In this Prezi you will find out about some extraordinary people. Savant syndrome is a condition in which a person with a developmental disability, such as an autism spectrum disorder, demonstrates profound knowledge or abilities far in excess of what would be considered normal. Savants are real life super heroes.
Kim Peek Video
Savant Syndrome
By: Cian Carroll
Derek Paravacini
Derek Paravacini just like Leslie Lemke is a blind musical savant, he was born on July 26, 1979 very premature. Oxygen therapy actually caused his eye problem to be worse then they already were so he needed eye removal which saved his life. Derek accepted a Barnardo's Children's Champion Award at the ages of 7 and 9 years old. He could hear a song once and play it perfectly, he could also play two different pieces on two different pianos at 0nce.
Derek Paravicini Video
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Orlando Serrell
Orlando Serrell is unique in the sense that he was not born with any disabilities or amazing savant abilities. He was hit in the head with a baseball at the age of 10 years old, he fell to the ground. Serrell appeared to be fine other then the headaches he got. But one day Orlando figured out that he could memorize the weather any day since the freak accident.
Alonzo Clemons
Clemons suffered a severe head injury at a young age although he could make incredibly accurate animal sculptures with any clay-like material. Also even though Clemons was a great sculpture, he had IQ in the range of 40-50. Clemons' sculptures are known to cost around 45,000$. How can Clemons be so great at one thing without being able to do everyday things such as eat on his own or tie his shoes.
Stephen Wiltshire video
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