10 People Who Became Geniuses From Brain Damage

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Brain damage is rarely a good thing. But sometimes, it comes with a silver lining: a sudden gift for music, or the ability to name the day of any date in history. Learn about the people who have been granted with these strange but positive gifts in the videos below.

10 People Whose Brain Damage Made Them Geniuses

It'd be terrible to get brain damage, but cases like this might make it a little better.

Can Brain Damage Increase Creativity?

Why do people become great artists and musicians after brain damage?

Can Brain Damage Give You An Accent?

Imagine waking up after an accident with a completely foreign accent.

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