autistic savant

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autistic savant

n.
A person with savant syndrome.
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The question remains: Should content providers cater to this desire for instant savantism in the first place?
That leads one to wonder what credibility, savantism, and hyperimmersion will look like in the content world 10 years from now.
Before he did this, it was assumed that savants were incapable of creativity -- in fact, this incapacity to create was part of the definition of savantism.
Darrold Treffert, America's foremost expert on savantism, told me that the case of Hikari Oe had forced him to reconsider the phenomenon -- in fact, to redefine it.
The Rain Man persona of savantism (having a special skill such as counting or memory) is rare among people with autism.
The notion of the savant has long been fascinating cognitive scientists and the general public, but a connection between autism and savantism was not established until now.
Pasricha also fails to take into account cases of prodigies and savantism when evaluating the apparently anomalous abilities of subjects.
2) Hence, considering also that Pasricha offers no discussion of prodigies, savantism, or dissociation generally, her book seems rather dated and limited in its command of the literature and relevant issues.
More importantly, they help remind us that if psi is likewise an ability, it too may appear in extremely circumscribed and idiosyncratic forms, even if psi is the sort of ability that, as in cases of savantism, is highly developed as compared to one's other abilities.