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Re: All things brain...
« Reply #60 on: December 31, 2017, 01:56:48 PM »
One young lad could hear a piece of music once, play it "straight" immediately then play any number of variations - straight out of his head.

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Re: All things brain...
« Reply #61 on: December 31, 2017, 02:06:46 PM »
NPR (National Public Radio) today had an interview with a most interesting man who had some sort of brain damage as a youth.  He had never been musically inclined and had no particular interest in music although his grandmother was an accomplished organist.  He had a swimming pool accident...diving into the shallow end of the pool and busting his head severely.  After a few weeks of recovery, he found that he could play the piano and play classical music without knowing how or why he could do so. He became a music savant. apparently as a result of a head injury.

Has anyone ever heard of similar phenomena as applied to brain function?  Is there a mutant musical gene, math gene, writing gene,  or something?

It'd be interesting to know if he lost anything when his head hit pool bottom.
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Re: All things brain...
« Reply #62 on: December 31, 2017, 09:37:46 PM »
NPR (National Public Radio) today had an interview with a most interesting man who had some sort of brain damage as a youth.  He had never been musically inclined and had no particular interest in music although his grandmother was an accomplished organist.  He had a swimming pool accident...diving into the shallow end of the pool and busting his head severely.  After a few weeks of recovery, he found that he could play the piano and play classical music without knowing how or why he could do so. He became a music savant. apparently as a result of a head injury.

Has anyone ever heard of similar phenomena as applied to brain function?  Is there a mutant musical gene, math gene, writing gene,  or something?

It'd be interesting to know if he lost anything when his head hit pool bottom.

Yeah, probably "deactivated" or lessened the brain activity of a particular region for a savant ability to suddenly appear.
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Re: All things brain...
« Reply #63 on: December 31, 2017, 09:56:33 PM »
This is a strange area, like the woman who, after a head injury, spoke with what sounded like an Italian accent. Seems it is a recognised syndrome.

Watching her face it was obviously still a painful mrmory.

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Re: All things brain...
« Reply #64 on: January 01, 2018, 06:36:49 PM »
^ That is very odd indeed.

Must mess with her sense of identity, it must be tough being seen as an outsider/foreigner in your own country. 
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Re: All things brain...
« Reply #65 on: January 04, 2018, 07:59:54 PM »
This is a strange area, like the woman who, after a head injury, spoke with what sounded like an Italian accent. Seems it is a recognised syndrome.

Watching her face it was obviously still a painful mrmory.

Wow. It looks difficult to say the least.

I can hear a number of different accents in her speech. Her brain must be producing different vowel/consonant sounds than she intends.