Re: First replicable human IE?

From: Cliff Stabbert (
Date: Sat Jun 21 2003 - 18:11:16 MDT

Hi, you wrote:


ESY> The usual caveats about journalism apply... but... this is pretty cool.
ESY> (IE == "intelligence enhancement")

Thanks for the link. This article goes into a lot more depth than the
BBC piece about the same research which I linked to a year ago (in

It answers one of the questions I had at the time -- namely, given
that the full range of "idiot savant" abilities appear to be inherent
capabilities of the brain, doesn't that whole range represent a valid
research target? Apparently, to Snyder it does, and this I applaud.

But my other question -- where is all the other research attempting to
duplicate savant abilities, by whatever method? -- alas, appears to
have the same answer: there doesn't appear to be any.


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