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When Brain Damage Unlocks The Genius Within

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Brain damage has unleashed extraordinary talents in a small group of otherwise ordinary individuals. Will science find a way for everyone to tap their inner virtuoso?

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It would be weeks before the full impact of Amato’s head trauma became apparent: 35 percent hearing loss in one ear, headaches, memory loss. But the most dramatic consequence appeared just four days after his accident. Amato awoke hazy after near-continuous sleep and headed over to Sturm’s house. As the two pals sat chatting in Sturm’s makeshift music studio, Amato spotted a cheap electric keyboard.

Without thinking, he rose from his chair and sat in front of it. He had never played the piano—never had the slightest inclination to.

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More: http://www.popsci.com/science/article/2013-02/when-brain-damage-unlocks-genius-within

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Puts a whole new twist to banging your head against the wall.

Interesting though.

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Puts a whole new twist to banging your head against the wall.

Interesting though.

I'm going to have to do that more often..

However I don't think my bang in the Sandcastle has done anything.

Unless you count going up water slides as a particular talent.

If so I've successfully managed to anger all the staff and fellow swimmers in Blackpool.

Tbh if this happened to me I won't even consult a psychiatrist.

I would just embrace the talent and get a recording contact.

It beats living on the minimum wage.

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