Asperger Syndrome

George Widener can not only perform monumental calculations, he also has a great fascination and memory of history. Psychologists have a name for George's combination of obsessive behaviors: Asperger Syndrome.

Asperger Syndrome

Asperger Syndrome
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George Widener can not only perform monumental calculations, he also has a great fascination and memory of history. Psychologists have a name for George's combination of obsessive behaviors: Asperger Syndrome.

Happy Birthday, Jane Goodall

Happy Birthday, Jane Goodall
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Dr. Jane Goodall is best known for her groundbreaking work with chimpanzees, the closest living relatives of humans.

Image Stories Make Memory Masters

Image Stories Make Memory Masters
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Memory Championship competitors undergo hours of testing, memorizing hundreds of dates, words, number sequences, and the order of playing cards. Find out how they use complex image-stories help them remember, well, everything!

Marathon Cards

Marathon Cards
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Memory Master Ben Pridmore holds the world record in the marathon cards event, having memorized the order of 27 decks - or 1,404 cards! Can he break his own record and memorize 33 decks of cards?

Image Numbers

Image Numbers
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British Memory Master Ben Pridmore walks through the technique he uses to memorize thousands of random numbers, creating mental images placed at set points, and then creating stories he can recall instantly.

Dr Karsten

Dr Karsten
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Dr. Gunter Karsten is in top form, and though he dominates championships in Germany, he wants to make a splash at the World Championships in Bahrain. Find out how Gunter trains by practicing - and competing - with his wife.

Brain Scan Results

Brain Scan Results
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Dr. Andrew Reeves evaluates the results of Alonzo Clemon's brain scans. He is surprised to see hardly any evidence of physical damage from Alonzo's childhood accident.

Institutionalized

Institutionalized
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Alonzo Clemons was just a toddler when he suffered significant brain damage. At the time, schools did not support mentally disabled children. Institutionalization was the only option.

Math Around the Clock

Math Around the Clock
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No matter where George Widener is, if there are any type of numbers in view, he will begin to calculate and form mathematical connections whether he wants to or not.

Music in Pictures

Music in Pictures
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A nearly fatal concussion mysteriously left Derek Amato with the ability to play the piano. Hear him describe the imagery he sees in his head while playing the instrument.

Mathematical Art

Mathematical Art
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George Widener uses his mathematical gift to express numbers, probability and the passage of time through art.

Sculpting Prodigy

Sculpting Prodigy
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Alonzo Clemons does not have the ability to read or write, but he does possess an elaborate talent of creating detailed sculptures in just minutes of something he saw only for a split second.

Think Like the Animals

Think Like the Animals
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Temple Grandin has a keen talent to understand and communicate with animals. She explains how they store memories using sensory cues instead of language.

Diffusion Spectrum Imaging

Diffusion Spectrum Imaging
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The researchers of Carnegie Melon use diffusion spectrum imaging to study how Temple Grandin's brain is wired differently.

Wired Differently

Wired Differently
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Neurologist, Dr. Andrew Reeves, performs a number of behavioral tests on Alonzo to determine how differently his brain reacts to specific cues.

Beating the Odds

Beating the Odds
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Social processing does not come easy for autistic individuals. So how was Temple Grandin able to overcome the obstacles of autism?

Overcoming Autism

Overcoming Autism
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Aside from Temple Grandin's autistic setbacks, she has still managed to write numerous books, have a movie created about her life, and also be named one of the most 100 influential people in the world by Time Magazine in 2010.

Rock Star Sound Guy

Rock Star Sound Guy
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John Robison has an incredible ability to teach himself concepts it takes most people years to grasp. He used his talents in sound engineering and design to work for big name rock bands, like Pink Floyd and KISS.

Hardwired Talent

Hardwired Talent
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The results of a visual test for brain activity show that Robert Gagno's brain processes visual cues much differently than a normal brain. Could this be the key to his pinball success?

Recognition

Recognition
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John Robison is recognized for living a life of achievement and opening eyes for the potential of autistic individuals.

Pinball Whiz

Pinball Whiz
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Autistic individuals typically have and engage in one or more obsessive interests. In Robert Gagno's case, his obsessive interest is pinball.

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