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Idiots savants

Brian Tozer briantoz at ihug.co.nz
Fri Feb 6 23:27:13 EST 1998

Can anyone explain how Idiots savants produce answers to extremely involved
mathematical calculations.
Does this always involve a learned technique for processing the numbers, or
are their instances where the facility seems to have just 'happened', and
answers are produced with no apparent processing or methodology.

Brian Tozer

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