idiot savant

  1. person who is mentally retarded in general but who displays remarkable aptitude in some limited field (usually involving memory)
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  • Hikari, the idiot savant, under various names is, in Oe's hands, an effective and necessary literary device; no single version could encompass his profound meditation on his son's – and the human – condition. Kenzaburo Oe: Laughing Prophet and Soulful Healer
  • He combined the term for people with extremely low intelligence with the French word for an extremely learned individual and derived the term idiot savant. Rainwater
  • So when we look at genius or child prodigies or musical geniuses or idiot savants, these are clues to the mystery of that infinitely creative mind that we can tap into.
  • People like "rain man" and Daniel, mentally retarded while owning amazing genius at something else, are called "Idiot Savant" or "Idiot Genius", namely "Autistic Savant".
  • Objective To investigate the characteristics of cognitive evoked potentials in mental retardation and idiot savant.
  • An idiot savant is a person with autism that has extraordinary skills in certain domains in spite of cognitive deficiencies in most others. Hall of Flame
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