Savant syndrome is a rare condition in which a person exhibits skills that far exceed the average, usually in a single area. This syndrome has many links to conditions like autism spectrum disorder, Asperger syndrome, and brain injuries. Because of its rarity, savant syndrome is often the subject of misinformation and rumor.
Because people who have savant syndrome frequently have other conditions, the general public often believes that the syndrome is responsible for those symptoms. While the presence of an underlying condition may contribute to savant syndrome, their symptoms are separate and distinct. Due to a lack of research, identifying savant syndrome can be extremely difficult.
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