This is a fascinating post from Natural News:
“Scientists say that genius brain function can indeed be spontaneously unleashed in people without any obvious cause. They’ve seen cases where people have had a sudden and spontaneous “epiphany” moment where they suddenly understood the intricacies of math, art, or music. These “sudden geniuses” had no underlying disability and therefore are not considered to have congenital or acquired savant syndrome.
For example, a woman suddenly noticed that she was perceiving the world around her differently when she was in her mid 40s. When looking at flowers or trees, she started seeing textures, shadows and colors in ways that she previously hadn’t and felt the strong compulsion to express this new vision on paper. She immediately bought some pastel pencils and got to work, drawing a rich and eerily realistic gorilla that shocked her family and friends given her past disinterest in art and lack of aptitude for it. In fact, she had never taken an art class in her life!”
I wouldn’t mind that happening. I spent eight hours studying Mandarin Chinese yesterday – it would be nice to have a quick jump to fluency.
Is the mandarin a means of preparing for global meltdown?
Maybe in part. It is a very valuable language to learn and I’ve very much enjoyed the Chinese people I’ve met. They are also colonizing the world right now. There is an agricultural research station down the road from me funded by the PRC, so I have plenty of victims I can practice my terrible Mandarin on.
David thank you for reposting a portion of this important article regarding Sudden Genius Syndrome! Currently, Dr.Darold Treffert and his team of experts are working extensively to gather more information on this phenomena! Good luck with studying Mandarin! Having been diagnosed with this syndrome, has certainly been quite a Mixture of emotions, but overall I am proud of what I have been able to achieve in such a short time. My brief part of the story in Scientific American under the intials “MF” gives you a little more info about me & my story! Hope you enjoyed it & once again, thanks for sharing.
Thank you, Michelle – nice hearing from you.
My head injury happened in 2020. Dr. Treffert passed away before I could meet him. I know what you mean regarding mixed emotions. I wish I could celebrate this awesome change but most people get uncomfortable when I try to talk about it. I also struggle more socially because people don’t understand what I’m saying. I’ll have to check out your story. Take care of yourself.
Thanks for the story but you don’t get to choose what kind of giftedness you may get and while most people fantasize about things like this, it’s not always what it’s cracked up to be.
Thank you David!!
David there is a new study that was conducted by the late Dr.Darold Treffert. Take a look when you get a chance. https://wmjonline.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/120/1/WMJ_Vol120no1-complete.pdf