What creates a genius? Is it simply a function of having the right brain patterns, or is there a deeper mechanism at work? Just as savants like Daniel Tammet and Alonso Clemons demonstrate superhuman mastery in certain subjects, there have been people throughout history who gained extraordinary abilities from freak accidents. Unfortunately, genius often comes at a price.
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10. Derek Amato
9. Jason Padgett
8. Jon Sarkin
7. Leigh Erceg
6. Mr. Z
5. Franco Magnani
4. Anthony Cicoria
3. Heather Thompson
2. Orlando Serrell
1. Jim Carollo
When i was a kid, i was walking with my aunt and cousins back home from the playground.
There was a baseball field and the fence was like 20 feet high or so.
We where 50- 70 feet away from the fence and like 20 feet from the batter.
This guy hits the ball and it goes backwards, like 100 feet, behind him.
We where in the middle of a cross walk when bam, get hit square on the top of the head.
Always wondered if it did anything.
Well I was very smart until I had head trauma when I was a kid but as an adult I have had many other head trauma's. One left me temporary blind for a few minutes when I woke up, was waiting for a cab and someone hit me from behind with something and robbed me. Hit a tree head on doing about 140 miles an hour and woke up down the street about 100 yards from my vehicle and was injured from head to toe and had to walk around 3 miles for help all the while blacking out but still walking and waking up every once in awhile while walking towards the light for help. And I had had about 8 other head trauma's. I am just happy to be alive and able to still think clearly
I was knocked on the head at about the same time that I didn't take up the cello! I did, however, discover that I could predict American foreign policy with total accuracy (He bad man who is killing is own people in a country rich in oil who plans to abandon the US dollar) and every lie told by the BBC news service which was pretty much everything they said (He bad man who the US doesn't like in a country oozing oil and who is killing his own people with poison gas,).
Some people are probably wondering how this is possible I have a couple theories which may be true...
Many people have had bad accidents involving their head, and nothing has happened, if we look at where this accident happened it's normally the pineal gland or amygdala.
There is proof behind this, when the pineal gland "activates" it causes a white flash as reported by many people from modern times to the ancients.
Egyptian pharohs knew this and named it the eye of Horus " the all seeing eye". It was thought that the word illumination came from this bright white flash. Even Plato writes of it and speaks of how he gained knowledge from the third eye and claims it was (roughly translated ) demonic enlightenment. (This is why the Egyptians depicted the snake coming from their spine to the centre of the for head aka the third eye. The snake is and was commonly known as the devil.)
Now it's open to speculation but, I don't believe it's an evil thing, even Bibilicaly there are stories example the apostle Paul falling off his horse and seeing a white flash, verses which say let your eye be single etc.
There are ways to activate both the pineal and amygdala for example there is a way to "pop" your amygdala and there are certain frequencies or meditations to activate the third eye aka pineal without the trauma.
But and this is a big but... Every one who has had this happen has also lost something in return for this. May it be a physical or mental attribute it doesn't come without a cost.
So anyone wanting to be a genius it is possible but to do it could open Pandora's box for other problems.
The word is 'maths'. Fight back! Perhaps my favourite is 'Dog Boy' who acquired the ability to smell almost as well as a dog. It tells us that the equipment to use smell is in us,, but our normal brains dampen the ability, presumably to avoid information overload.,
The one man realized he had a soul when he qas out of his body. This is not unusual. I olso know as fact not faith that i have a soul. Yes fact from experience. We are both body and soul. That is fact. It may take 100 years for science to show it but i have great hope they will show the soul is part of our universe. The universe is not 100% known if you did not know.
The human brain is an amazing quantum computer of sorts. No telling what you will get from a knock on the head full retardation or damn genius or artist. Really cool to see these through all in one shot. Thanks!
I was a gifted pencil artist and a short story writer before my T.B.I (Traumatic Brain Injury). . .
. . . Now I'm mediocre at best and untalented at worst with my drawings and story writing. . I'm now teaching myself the guitar, photography, musical engineering; producing my own original electronic music and have recently been writing poems; of which I have come to love. All this is because I do not work and have the time to occupy myself with this heavy undertaking. Not because I was concussed from an I.E.D, but because I've lost interest in certain aspects of the world and it's people and want to occupy myself with what I truly love and only select few who bring out the best in me.
Cheers to our own happiness! 🍻
Why don't these people use their abilities to make a breakthrough where einstein left off like creating a warp drive or artificial gravity device or something in science that would advance mankind? Maybe create new equations in physics!
Lol Ive had the exact same abilities as mr. z since birth. It's pretty useless, makes being a mechanic pretty easy. You'll find normal people with these abilities are mostly shunned from society or social groups. Usually labeled as awkward or weird until somebody figures out you're "special". Another word for I can make money off you.
One of my friends (a British guy, who was a very successful graphic designer, and beyond that was super nice with a great sense of humor) had fallen into a minor depression and very seriously considered drilling a shallow hole between his eyebrows. He had seen a documentary, I think, about trippaning... and was under the impression that drilling this hole would make him happy. I lived with my brother, an emergency room physician, and I was a construction person with a nice cordless drill and the bits and depth stops that he felt he would need. Thankfully we were able to convince him that the entire endeavor was too chancy. My brother and I were worried for a couple of weeks as we had discussed the procedure in a theoretical fashion...that he may buy all the stuff and try it on his own. He didn't, and he is fine now.
In 2009 I suffered two brain hemorrhages that left me in the ICU for about 40 days. Prior to that I was not able to do the math in developing computer applications like games. But since then I have been able to do it without problem. And what you said about Mr z remembering street names and facts with clarity.. I can do the same thing when regards to computers or electrical and mechanical engineering.
strange focus on art outcomes. there is as many emerging from a brain injury as there is possible ways they cope. How about a 6 million mile trucker who survived an "acid mickey" , waking up from a brain dead coma...to drive 41 years. After my time in air force with 50 year old jets (it is ALL brain altered) The everything but damaged excuses have done amazing things. The military outcomes are the most bizarre.
Seriously this is PROOF of reincarnation and past lives. Our brains have 'downloaded' the information from out past lives, but we cannot remember. There are a number of reasons for the lack of recall, but everyone has little glimpses of our past selves. We see them in dreams, visions and 'Déjà vu.'
75% of our DNA is useless rubbish according to modern geneticists.
But what if it's not.
Maybe the Annunaki left untapped knowledge stored in our DNA, or
Maybe the future of our evolutionary path is already in there.
This is not a joke! I suffered a severe TBI when I was 16 from being tboned by a one ton duely 4x4, with a grill guard who was going 60 mph! I was induced into a coma for two weeks, hospitalized for two months and in physical and occupational therapy for about three and a half years. I missed the entire first term of my junior year in high school being in the hospital. I returned to school, caught up with my class, and graduated ON TIME...and not at the bottom of my class. Mathematics have always been pretty simple to me, but they tested my general IQ after my wreck (never had it tested prior), and, less than 18 months after suffering a severe TBI, I tested at 129! That was 20+ years ago. I have tested at 154 recently, so...!
Oddly, all of these people, after being injured, turned to some form of math,,as art is also a form of math, that helped them survive and prosper. The brain then must be a math based organ that actually uses math to exist and function.
It isn't brain trauma at all, we're no more than finger puppets for ignorant youngsters in the next realm, they use lasers to impose the "white light" & choose what new disaster the victim has to suffer. Its a game to these monsters.
Someday soon I think we will be able to control this. It seems every person has these amazing abilities but they are dampened out by a filter in our brain. It would be great to be able to activate these at will.
Almost all of these cases talk about genius arising from some sort of a physical trauma but I believe that a brain malady can bring on the same surprising change. My brother was 6 years old when he was written off as dead after a severe affliction of meningitis which lasted a few weeks only to miraculously recover becoming almost a different individual. He grew up to work in telecommunications and became a CEO of a service provider. He's also a chess master and excels in many sports. I've always attributed his genius to his childhood malady. Love you bro.
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