Extraordinary People

Understanding Savant Syndrome




Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 2/14/2006

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 438
ISBN : 9780595092390

About the Book

For the first time in Extraordinary People, the psychiatrist who was a consultant to the movie Rain Man, collects the most fascinating cases of Savant Syndrome both in history and modern times.

Dr. Treffert documents the spectacular abilities—the islands of genius—in these remarkable persons, and describes as well the love, determination and dedication of their equally remarkable families, teachers and caretakers. He shares the observations of the far-reaching implications this astonishing condition has for understanding brain function and hidden potential in all of us.

About the Author

Dr. Darold Treffert has studied Savant Syndrome as a psychiatrist for over 35 years and is recognized nationally and internationally as an expert on this extraordinary condition. His work has had wide distribution in a variety of media. He was a consultant to the movie Rain Man.