What Makes Genius Happen?

by Moin Uddin Ahmed Tipu

Savants can have severe mental disabilities, and yet are brilliant in certain areas like math, art, music, and memory. But now as Trace tells us, scientists are looking into what can be done to unlock this hidden power in all of us.

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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?”

“Electrically Stimulating the Brain Can Boost Visual Memory 110 Percent”

“Literally donning an electrode-studded thinking cap can improve your memory by 110 percent, according to a new study by Australian researchers. ”

“Eureka! When a Blow to the Head Creates a Sudden Genius”

“Brain injuries can sometimes reveal extraordinary talents in people. Now, savant syndrome is helping to create whole new fields of scientific discovery.”

“Unlock Your Inner Rain Man by Electrically Zapping Your Brain”

“Imagine a creativity cap. A device that would free you, if only momentarily, from your mindsets, from your prejudices, from the mental blocks to creativity.”

“Brain Scan of a Savant”

“Can regular people become savants?”

“As Jonathan points out, the technical definition of a savant is someone who possesses detailed knowledge in a particular field. If we go by that usage, the question of whether regular people can be savants seems to be an unequivocal yes.”

“10 Most Fascinating Savants in the World”

“Can brain damage lead to extraordinary art?”

“Savant syndrome often appears in childhood, frequently as a result of autism but sometimes after an illness, stroke or seizure.”

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37 comments

Hallow Krubics September 27, 2017 - 8:16 PM

lol the right brain controls logic where did you get that information

Real_chico Ortega September 29, 2017 - 8:13 AM

bulid tech

Lucky Lenny October 8, 2017 - 8:08 PM

Nice video! Came across a great article called "How to Become a Genius": http://finalspeciescode.com/how-to-become-a-genius-at-something/

This subject fascinates me.

Veo 16 October 17, 2017 - 10:56 PM

savants gaining skills after traumatic brain injuries are really just like superheroes getting their powers from things like rolling around in nuclear waste or radioactive spider bites

Em S October 25, 2017 - 9:04 AM

Heady heady smashy smashy

Pyro Technik November 7, 2017 - 8:34 AM

Rick and Morty

Matt Gaspari-Bee Mask November 7, 2017 - 10:06 PM

Hit your own head is a complete sarcasm

Colt Mirro November 18, 2017 - 7:50 AM

Can you use curved lines if so then I could do it with only one

McOreoTims 250 November 28, 2017 - 9:32 AM

Every time he says Artistic i hear autistic

Mikaela Akil November 30, 2017 - 10:53 AM

Someone hit me in the head already

Ultimate 7 December 15, 2017 - 4:26 PM

this explain why in heaven we can do anything without learning .

Hiếu Nguyễn Đức December 21, 2017 - 10:03 PM

I am a genius can u believe that

Help me reach 1000 subscribers with no videos! January 10, 2018 - 10:42 AM

Im a math genious….First of all no one is bad at math, they're just lazy….my brain remembers every single key point because Im paying attention , Im challenging my brain to suck in all that new information……Not to mention I got a perfect score on my finals , Taking ACT's/SAT's from Duke universities when I was on 7th grade…Learning AP/BC Calculus when I was on 8th grade….Competing world wide….Ap classes….Let me tell you something, I didn't get all of this knowledege "magicaly"…I got these knowlege by Trying…Currently Im learning Einstein Theory about Relativity

Joachim Hansen February 24, 2018 - 4:53 AM

Stephen willtshire

shadi sm March 19, 2018 - 9:11 PM

Is Savant one of the big English words?

Carbon based life form April 20, 2018 - 12:58 PM

I beleive its autism as autistic peaple have such amazing focus

Andrej Nikolov April 23, 2018 - 12:54 AM

So…. I need to hit my head to be a genius?

KrzysztofToMojeDrugie Imie April 29, 2018 - 11:28 PM

i saw this dot thingy and almost instantly figured out 4 lines, ad 3 lines few years ago, that's the easyest you can get

hej May 4, 2018 - 3:24 AM

I wouldn't consider myself a genius, I'm okay in math, have a suprisingly good memory and I'm a fast learner in music. I am though incredible good at seeing connections between diffefent things like in society. I would guess I have an Iq between 130-150 but I'm no genius in math, can you be a genius in different things or are almost everyone with a high iq godd in math?

Cobrinha Naja Do Brasil July 13, 2018 - 1:46 PM

Well, did I get it right? :) https://ibb.co/iqHmST

shraddha seth July 16, 2018 - 1:44 AM

I had a brain injury in a road accident last year, but I didn't become a genius and in top of that my memory retention has lowered!!!!!!

Tarzan Autowala September 19, 2018 - 6:51 PM

I got hyperthymesia instead of savant , I can’t forget anything, my mind is in a lot of stress , how can I reverse this ?

rhino G November 14, 2018 - 9:54 AM

I hit my head an now I have ocd an I’m obsessed with patterns an I wanna learn every single thing in the world an I love collecting book an I have a 8th grade education

yes man95 December 8, 2018 - 6:54 AM

grabs baseball bat

SC86Canuck December 20, 2018 - 7:01 AM

already play guitar and bass, though I don't read music, but I know that from starting this creative activity, others have developed. I now also am making an electric bass and guitar. hopefully they turn out well.

Alexander The Great January 18, 2019 - 4:25 PM

0:30 Asberger's syndrome alert

NeoTank March 23, 2019 - 12:37 PM

I sloved the puzzle dude..

Giancarlo Tubal March 26, 2019 - 8:56 PM

I fall in the stairs 4 times but nothing happened! But i think i should jump a 100 feet buliding

Leo Saloranta June 3, 2019 - 5:15 AM

It also helps just to be curious then your motivated to seek answers

jne K July 3, 2019 - 3:08 AM

Brain size in comparison to body size is linked to intelligence. The bigger your brain is compared to your body is correlated with intelligence.

mileyw August 20, 2019 - 3:30 PM

Its so weird: whenever someone hits their head, they become a genius

Sarita jeje December 10, 2019 - 3:27 AM

Many thanks, been searching for "how to become a genius in science" for a while now, and I think this has helped. Have you ever come across – Ronny Geniusify Epiphany – (should be on google have a look ) ? Ive heard some unbelievable things about it and my buddy got cool results with it.

Gollygoth Grrrl August 7, 2020 - 9:58 PM

INHALING BRUSH CLEANER.

Landy82c December 4, 2020 - 4:51 PM

Pierre-Simon marquis de Laplace
Thomas Edison
Wright Brothers
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Who do you think you are?

Landy82c December 4, 2020 - 5:06 PM

Genius
Zenius science n technology Ltd
Well, you must have basic understanding n strong foundations before you can hire ppls to help you
You can manage and develop the “WHITE” science tech in future

New York Tarantulas August 8, 2021 - 9:17 PM

I love science!

Lightning Gaming November 30, 2021 - 10:08 PM

Maybe it's what the brain Prioritizes most in function and Usage