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Musical savants

exceptional skill in the mentally retarded

by Leon K. Miller

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Published by L. Erlbaum in Hillsdale, N.J .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Musical ability,
  • Savants (Savant syndrome),
  • People with mental disabilities,
  • Mental Retardation,
  • Music

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and indexes.

    StatementLeon K. Miller.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsML3838 .M64 1989
    The Physical Object
    Paginationvii, 266 p. :
    Number of Pages266
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL2059329M
    ISBN 100805800344
    LC Control Number88038597

      Paradox of the savant mind. Allan Snyder 1,2 and that musical savants extract the “grammar” of music. Hermelin's is a highly readable book. She goes well beyond merely presenting a Cited by: Understanding Acquired Savant Syndrome. Acquired savants are not common. For the most part they are males. Dr. Treffert suspects there are less than 50 in the world. In , he released a book on the subject called Island of Genius: The Bountiful Mind of the Autistic, Acquired and Sudden Savant, which documents his findings on these.

      Musical Minds: Expert Q&A On July 6, , Oliver Sacks answered selected questions about how the brain responds to music, the therapeutic effects of music on various neurological disorders, and more.   1. Introduction. Without doubt, the best-known autistic savant is a fictional one, Raymond Babbitt, as portrayed by Dustin Hoffman in the movie Rain r, the original inspiration for the savant portrayed in Rain man was a now year-old male who has memorized over books and has encyclopedic knowledge of geography, music, literature, history, sports and nine other areas of Cited by:

      Rex Lewis-Clack is another young musical savant. In a story about the boy, “60 Minutes” began, “The human mind can be mystifying in its capacity to accommodate both disability and genius in the same person.” Rex was born blind, and his brain was so damaged that some wondered if he would be able to walk or talk.   A one-hour program can’t approach the depth and texture of Dr. Sacks’s book, but it does get at one question that nags the reader: What do these musical savants sound like?


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Musical Savants: Exceptional Skill in the Mentally Retarded, has made a contribution to our understanding of the apparently inexplicable that is as important as it is fascinating. I cannot praise this book Cited by:   Through "Eddie" the author discusses, in specific and in general, topics including the background and historical context of musical savants; other cases; data regarding the nature of the skills exhibited Musical savants book the associated developmental deficits; and descriptions of a series of experiments used to define Eddie's by: Musical Savants: Exceptional Skill in the Mentally Retarded - Kindle edition by Miller, Leon K.

Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Musical Savants: Exceptional Skill in the Mentally by: Using the case study of "Eddie" as his framework, Professor Miller challenges the prevailing notion that musical savants are essentially phenomenal tape recorders and deals with the issue of "idiot savants" in a detailed, Musical savants book investigation.

Through "Eddie" the author discusses, in Price: $ Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for Musical Savants: Exceptional Skill in Mentally Retarded by Leon K. Miller (, Hardcover) at. Read "Musical Savants Exceptional Skill in the Mentally Retarded" by Leon K.

Miller available from Rakuten Kobo. Using the case study of "Eddie" as his framework, Professor Miller challenges the prevailing notion that musical savants Brand: Taylor And Francis.

Rex Lewis-Clack is a year-old who is blind and brain impaired with autism-like symptoms, but his ability at the piano soars like a prodigy. Harry Smith talks to his mother about her book. The Mysterious Gift Of Musical Savants Rex is a musical savant, one of a handful of people in the world who share a mysterious combination of blindness, mental disability, and musical genius.

Book Description. Using the case study of "Eddie" as his framework, Professor Miller challenges the prevailing notion that musical savants are essentially phenomenal tape recorders and deals with the issue of "idiot savants" in a detailed, empirical investigation.

Savant typically designates dysfunction in one area of the brain juxtaposed by some paradoxical function in another part; what leading researcher, Dr. Darold Treffert refers to as an “island of genius.”. Most people have heard stories about the prodigious skills that savants possess, and one can’t bring up the topic without mentioning the movie Rain Man, which portrayed the life of Kim.

What do his examinations of absolute pitch and synesthesia, as well as his stories about musical savants and the high level of musicality among blind people, reveal about the brain's innate strengths and weaknesses.

The story of Clive Wearing is one of the most memorable tales in Musicophilia. While it illustrates the persistence of musical /5(74). ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: vii, pages: illustrations ; 24 cm: Contents: Contents: Musical Savants of the Past.

Derek is one of just a few dozen known "sudden savants" or "accidental geniuses"—people who survive severe head injuries and come out the other side with special gifts for music or math or art.

A savant is a person who is diagnosable with savant syndrome— a condition once referred to by the outdated term "idiot savant."Savant syndrome, according to Darold A. Treffert, MD of the University of Wisconsin Medical School, Madison, “ is a rare, but extraordinary, condition in which persons with serious mental disabilities, including autistic disorder, have some 'island of genius.

Welcome to Top10Archive. Savant syndrome is defined as a condition in which a person demonstrates capacities or abilities that are greatly in excess to that of. An active book discussion forum for both fiction and non-fiction books including forums for religion, philosophy, science, politics, current events and more.

- View topic - Two Thousand Operas: Musical Savants. Get this from a library. Musical Savants: Exceptional Skill in the Mentally Retarded. [Leon K Miller] -- Using the case study of ""Eddie"" as his framework, Professor Miller challenges the prevailing notion that musical savants are essentially phenomenal tape recorders and deals with the issue of.

savant definition: 1. a person with a high level of knowledge or skill, especially someone who is less able in other. Learn more. Sudden Savant Although most musicians spend decades honing their craft, musical genius Derek Amato never had to practice a day in his life. One day, he.

Anyone with an interest in musical savants and autism should get hold of it and read it. Don't gulp it all in one go; read it slowly, a chapter at a time, and enjoy it for what it is - the story of a young man who truly exceeded all expectations with the support of his mother and the musical professionals who took a chance on him and allowed /5.

Prodigious savants are rare. Treffert claims there are less than known living prodigious savants worldwide.

According to neuroscientist Robert Jourdain, one third of prodigious savants are musical. They display musical skills like genuine perfect pitch, fine-grained perception, phenomenal musical memory.Pages in category "Musicals based on novels" The following pages are in this category, out of approximately total.

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