The People Who Become Geniuses After Brain Trauma

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.

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Written by Curiosity Staff March 15, 2016