2. Genetic Memory

One of the world's leading authorities on savant syndrome, Dr. Darold Treffert, theorizes that individuals with the condition can access intricate rules for art, mathematics, music, and language, despite major disability or a lack of formal training. He believes that they inherit complex abilities through genetic memory and are born with a vast amount of innate skill or knowledge in a specific area of expertise. Treffert also believes that this genetic memory exists in all humans, not just those with savant syndrome. Not all experts agree with his theories.

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