Getting a concussion is almost always a tragic incident. But in the case of a handful of people around the world, a brain injury has resulted in acquired savant syndrome-the acquisition of prodigious abilities following brain trauma. Jason Padgett suffered a brain injury in 2002, and has since become a mathematical genius. He claims to see everything in mathematical structures, and is one of the only people on Earth who can draw approximations of fractals by hand.
Written by Curiosity Staff March 15, 2016
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