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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I had to get blood drained from my brain after falling from a roof and if something change i could swear Im slightly more stupid than before, or maybe i just got smart enough to realise im stupid, whi knows?
I love how people can know another language, know music or be savants and all we need is an accidental knock on the head to unleash the brains true power. why isn't this capacity available to us? why is it locked away?
It would be interesting to know whether the brains of those who suffered injuries are similar to those of autistic savants. Perhaps, if there are similarities, then it could unlock the secrets of autism.
Here is a weird explanation of the above. We all have the innate abilities in the video. The knocks in the head only dislodged the block to said abilities. Why is there a block to those abilities in the first place? Because our alien, ET what'sit overlords blocked our said abilities eons ago, so they could control us easier. Yeah, sounds like a crap theory, but it nontheless makes sense, if you think 'out of the box'.
Wow!!! Just wow. The human brain is amazing, even when damaged, it still finds a way to function. It is like a living machine, when damaged, it finds a way to function, even if it has to bypass a few damaged areas
Very interesting. phenomena. I had a severe brain injury almost 15 years ago and my abilities never changed. Just surviving a brain injury is important to me, I consider myself very lucky in just being normal.
i had some head injuries myself but i saw the matrix. it was made in many layers of programming. the first layer was the mesh that makes up objects and stuff and unlike our computers it was made in 3d triangles or pyramid like shape. the second layer was the glassy layer that made the objects transparent but gave them mass. the third layer was what made the object textured to look real. the atoms was just grids of eculid geometries in the texture layer that was programmed in a manifold matrix and the math could change the behavior of the data so it could behave as matter and create the illusion we are made of material stuff. if you cut your finger of, the matrix just recalculate the date and reprogram the interrelationships of the data making up the manifold math and and reconfigured the symmetry of the data of what you think is stuff. the universe is like cgi, just more advanced than our computers. we can create data now that can simulate this type of transformation of data but is still to primitive to rival the fakery of the universe.
Is it possible that we all know everything but it is locked up in our subconscious and we are simply unable to access it? Some internal mechanism determining how much access we will have in our daily lives may explain the varying levels of intelligence among us. It's as if our intelligence is controlled and only by accident are we made aware of our full possibilities. And if we had full capabilities, would it not drive us insane? A lot of geniuses are ultra weird!
How many of these people faked their story and claimed their skill was caused by damage when it wasn't I wonder? With ten people it's probably at least one. The math ones were the most interesting imo. That calendar thing is just a trick that alot of people can do isn't it?
People with high IQ usually have some sort of mental disorder. I've been suffering from ADHD / depression ever since i was a kid. And there are actually many people with ADHD who are misdiagnosed. those with high intelligence who experience psychomotor, Hyperintensity should get checked out. I really feel like people today don't measure IQ correctly. IQ should determine how fast a human being can solve a problem. Because every problem has a solution.
Scientists announced today that there's a new way to genius: hitting people on the head in specific regions.
Yes, you heard that right.
Coupled with gene editing, scientists believe this is the future of intelligence.
"You can hit certain places on the head to get different results," says John Doe, a scientist at Please Fund My Research Because I'm Broke University. "It's pretty amazing."
There are concerns about the ethics of what areas of the brain to choose, however.
"If you want to be great at something, you'll have to sacrifice something else. But there are no risks to this procedure. No risk of stroke or, I don't know, internal bleeding. Nothing like that. And it's great because now people can justify hitting their friends on the head during parties and tell them they're trying to make them into a savant without legal repercussions.
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So a simple head smack wont do it ..guess you need to have a severe bleeding brain damage till you become the next Einstein. Lets start hitting several politicians so they become smart and know how to act.
When I was in Afghanistan, an RPG landed a few meters from me and I suffered a concussion. My whole life I hated coffee after I tried it multiple times. Immediately after the concussion, I had an urge to drink it and loved it. I drink it everyday now. Weird right?
I remember a boy from school who had been involved in a car accident as a small child. His skull was severely injured in the accident and he wore a protective cap to protect his skull. It seems his the bones in his skull had never grown back. He was literally a human calculator. He could answer complex mathematical problems quicker than anyone I ever knew. I can't say for sure that the head trauma caused his incredible abilities but it always made me wonder.
Bosendoerfer? a borrowed piano? Those pianos Start at $100k. I have a 1962 Steinway Model D Concert grand valued at $300k but the Bosendoerfer is one mystical and beautiful piano. Then again so is my Model D. XD
Becoming a musical genius? I already am which leads me to believe I was kicked in the head by a horse at the age of 3. My brain rewired itself and said " I am going to become a pianist and film score composer." Now, I am. Was never really kicked in the head. Maybe the doctor dropped me when I was born.
I usually enjoy your videos, and I love this channel, but this video is absolutely horrid. I felt like you only found 4 or 5 people who fit the bill for your list then found some other people who were either close enough or just threw them in there because you needed to count up to 10. Seriously disappointed with this video, and I can't believe I'm saying that. I guess everybody is allowed to screw up now and then.
No, people do not simply acquire a high level skill overnight by having brain damage, most especially of incredibly specific arbitrary domains made up by other humans that they claim to have had no knowledge of prior. Some of these entries are either grossly exaggerated or straight up fraudulent.
having perfect recall, acquiring perfect visual memory, or even perfect musical memory, sure, it's all very feasible. But you do not acquire SKILL or KNOWLEDGE. The only possible "knowledge" that can possibly be acquired are things the person has already experienced or heard before but forgotten or never even tried to remember, that theoretically a brain stimulation could awaken
In 2015 I was mugged and suffered brain damage - Didnt become a genius but it did change my life in MANY positive ways. I truly wish it had happened 20 years earlier and NO i would not go and erase it if i could - BUT - I would like the Rolex Daytona Cosmogrph, white face black dials, back that they mugged me for LOL. 25 years I waited to get that watch and I had it 8 months.
MORE LIKE THE TRAUMA TO THE BRAIN ALLOWED FOR A KARMIC RELEASE INTO THE MENTAL BODY.THERE ARE 3 BODIES,ASTRAL,CAUSAL & MENTAL. THE CLOSEST INTERFACE BETWEEN ONE,S CONSCIOUSNESS & THE INFINITE ONE,IS THE MENTAL BODY.SEE NDE OF AMY CALL.
Genius is perseverance but doesn't this brain rewiring thing to compensate for damage begs the question that past geniuses the likes of Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Einstein, Gallelo and Isaac Newton might of already had different brain wiring!?
So basically brain damage can make you trip balls for life
The whole seeing musical notation in the form of patterns and auditory hallucinations is something I get on acid almost 90% of the time. Not to mention I can express emotions through music when I'm tripping, when I'm sober I can still do it but I'm not there as much (if you've ever jammed on acid you'll know what I mean) and when I'm trying to learn a song on acid it's hard, and it takes a little longer but when I return to baseline I can play it easily. Maybe that guy has achieved the middle ground
As for seeing things in lines and shapes, the original form of the object remains but the meaning becomes more abstract in your mind, definitely sounds like a shroom trip
I knew this kid from high school that was like them. He told me he had brain damage from a head injury when he was younger. He said he was hit so hard in the head that he lost consciousness for a half hour. A couple years after the injury he told me that he would feel something like electrical shocks in his head and he would do whatever his brain told him to do. He told me he had no control of it though, that it had to be triggered and he didn't know how he did it. Once he told me he was on a crowded train. He said a lady was trying to get on the train as the train doors were closing. She didn't make it in time so she had two bags and she put one of them in between the doors. He said this kid hit the door 3 times trying to open it and he felt that electrical shock in his head, sucked his teeth, hit the door once with one hand and the one door opened and the other door stayed closed. Then the He said the girl put her head down raised her eyebrows and got on the train. Then he said the door that he hit closed by itself. He said the looks on everybody's faces were like they were astonished. He also told me that he can predict what people are going to say in movies and tv shows and that he's accurately predicted what people were going to say like 1,000 times. I wasn't really sure if he was telling the truth but one time he did it right in front of me. The people that were there was like you saw this movie before and he was like nah i never saw it before. He told me so many other stories. He said his ability is that he can learn any ability. He can do something for the first time and do it nearly perfectly. Honestly man, I'm not knocking any of these other geniuses but I wouldn't want their abilities. My old friend though, that's an ability I wish I had.
I got brain surgery and when I was little my iq was tested and it was only 125. Then a year after it was 150 and I was amazing at math and science and now I’m in 12th grade when I should be in 9th. I’m not as cool as these people though.
I had a stroke on December 1, 1994- 24 years old. This changed me into someone who tries to survive and embrace every moment. Life is short. After 5 months, I went back to school and obtained my associates then my bachelors degree, and today, I’m still working with people who suffer with a mental illness. Loosing my brain-matter has changed me into a different person who has encourages others “flaws” as one of their strengths.
I was hit in a very minor car accident. My head slammed the headrest and knocked me into a daze.
I have been on a slow degrade for the past three years. I can only wish and hope I get some kind of gift like genius.
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