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1. Brain Damage and Savant Syndrome

Research shows that people with savant syndrome have damage to the left side of the brain and the higher-level memory circuits. Those parts of the brain that do not show damage, along with the lower-level memory capabilities, compensate for those that do. The brain rewires itself to the right hemisphere to take over the left-brain activities. This rewiring releases any dormant potentials from the right hemisphere.

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