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Savant memory for digits in a case of synaesthesia and Asperger syndrome is related to hyperactivity in the lateral prefrontal cortex.

Authors
  • Bor, Daniel
  • Billington, Jac
  • Baron-Cohen, Simon
Type
Published Article
Journal
Neurocase
Publisher
Informa UK (Taylor & Francis)
Publication Date
Oct 01, 2007
Volume
13
Issue
5
Pages
311–319
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1080/13554790701844945
PMID: 18781431
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The propensity to focus on local detail, in concert with a form of synaesthesia that provides structure to all digits, may account for DT's exceptional numerical memory and calculation ability. This neural and cognitive pattern needs to be tested in a series of similar cases, and with more constrained control groups, to confirm the significance of this association.

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