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Skywizard
22nd April 2014, 01:58
After my thread 'Dream Catcher'..., (which IMO I think his experiment on dream “telepathy” may have been inspired by 'The Sleeping Prophet'... Cayce), I ran across another one concerning the power of the brain. I think, either we had this ability (below) and lost it or got the ability and haven't reached it. I kind of lean toward the first one—this is only my opinion.


http://thenypost.files.wordpress.com/2014/04/jasonpi720_ma_92069332.jpg
This drawing is an example of sudden savant Jason Padgetts’ genius at work, and his unique, mathematical vision of the world. The circle, created out of 720 hand-drawn triangles, shows his comprehension of pi. “I came to understand how pi is calculated by measuring the area of the circle,” he writes in his memoir.



Jason Padgett’s world is bursting with mathematical patterns. He is one of a few people in the world who can draw approximations of fractals, the repeating geometric patterns that are building blocks of everything in the known universe, by hand. Tree leaves outside his window are evidence of Pythagoras’ Theorem. The arc that light makes when it bounces off his car proves the power of pi.

He sees the parts that make up the whole. And his world is never boring, never without amazement. Even his dreams are made up of geometry.

“I can barely remember a time,” the 43-year-old says, “when I saw the world the way most everyone else does.”

Flashback 12 years: Padgett had dropped out of Tacoma (Wash.) Community College, and was a self-described “goof” with zero interest in academics, let alone math. The only time he dealt in numbers was to track the hours until his shift ended at his father’s furniture store, tally up his bar tab, and count bicep curls at the gym.

Party time came to end the night of Friday, Sept. 13, 2002, at a karaoke bar near his home. There, two men attacked him from behind, punching him in the back of the head, knocking him unconscious then kicked him.

He was rushed to the hospital, where a CT scan revealed a bruised kidney. He was released that same night.

The next morning, while running the water in the bathroom, he noticed “lines emanating out perpendicularly from the flow. At first, I was startled, and worried for myself, but it was so beautiful that I just stood in my slippers and stared.”

Padgett is one of only 40 people in the world with “acquired ­savant syndrome,” a condition in which prodigious talents in math, art or music emerge in previously normal individuals following a brain injury or disease.

Acquired savants like Padgett raise remarkable questions about the rest of us average folk: Do we all have inner Einsteins just waiting for the right bop on the head to be set free? Do we possess inner greatness?

“It’s remarkable that he sees the world this way without any real training,” says Tim Chartier, a math and computer-science professor at Davidson College in North Carolina. “Is that genius? I think you have to be careful when you use that word, but, yes, to be able to see that. That’s just wild.”

Dr. Berit Brogaard, now director of the Brogaard Lab for Multisensory Research at the University of Miami, invited him to Finland for a three-day ­research work-up.

She used fMRI machines and transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) to find that the right side of Padgett’s brain had been compromised and that there was greater activation on the left side. She noted significant increased activity in the left parietal lobe — which is where neuroscientists say “math lives.”

The parietal lobe is involved with many complex computations used in our daily lives. Reach out for a cup of coffee while reading, and your brain is making seriously complex calculations (charting the distance, the weight, the velocity of movement, etc.) — all of this without our realizing it.

“One could speculate that [Padgett] has better access to these areas than the rest of us,” Brogaard says.

The truth is we know very little about our 3-pound organs, says Dr. V.S. Ramachandran, director of the Center of Brain and Cognition at the University of California, San Diego.

“All the progress and advances we’ve made in neuroscience over the years, yet we know precious little of higher brain functions. These anomalies, as scientists call them, show the depth of our ignorance,” he says.



Source: http://nypost.com/2014/04/20/how-a-brain-injury-turned-a-college-dropout-into-a-genius/



peace...

lastlegs
22nd April 2014, 02:03
The story like this that I am most influenced by is the dentist who was hit by lightening and then became a musical composer. His music fascinates me and I am not sure why it is not readily available. I am sorry I can't remember his name. I think this happened about 10 years or so ago.

Tesla_WTC_Solution
22nd April 2014, 02:09
That's weird about the triangles. Not trying to upstage the math whiz but the triangle thing was an obsession of mine a few years back.

See the weird similarities?? I was obsessed w/ how Archie found Pi also, because people claim it's some mystery and us 'tarded kids are like NUH IT's NOOOT.

https://nuclearnuttery.files.wordpress.com/2011/03/rhodes.png?w=908
https://nuclearnuttery.files.wordpress.com/2011/03/archimedes-mirrors.png?w=908
https://nuclearnuttery.files.wordpress.com/2011/03/isaac.png?w=908


It's like this kid read my mind and made it better lol

https://nuclearnuttery.files.wordpress.com/2011/03/pi2.png?w=908

I love meeting PI maniacs.
they give off such strange energy



p.s. 1,000 points to the person who can place:

"I remember it vividly. I was standing on the edge of my toilet hanging a clock, the porcelain was wet, I slipped, hit my head on the sink, and when I came to I had a revelation! A vision! A picture in my head! A picture of this!"

Freed Fox
22nd April 2014, 02:23
Hate to toot my own horn here, but; 'Fractal Vision' Synesthesia (http://projectavalon.net/forum4/showthread.php?62797-Incredible-Fractal-Vision-Synesthesia)

Still quite a fascinating story/phenomenon.

Also interested to hear the answer to your question Tesla WTC... but I'll have to miss out on those sweet, sweet points. :( :lol:

Edit: Incidentally, as I had forgotten until just now, we were both beat to the punch by Peace of Mind here: http://projectavalon.net/forum4/showthread.php?46158-Concussion-activates-a-man-s-dormant-talent...&highlight=Padgett

Anyway, no worries. :)

Tesla_WTC_Solution
22nd April 2014, 02:27
Hate to toot my own horn here, but; 'Fractal Vision' Synesthesia (http://projectavalon.net/forum4/showthread.php?62797-Incredible-Fractal-Vision-Synesthesia)

Still quite a fascinating story/phenomenon.

Also interested to hear the answer to your question Tesla WTC... but I'll have to miss out on those sweet, sweet points. :( :lol:

Edit: Incidentally, as I had forgotten until just now, we were both beat to the punch by Peace of Mind here: http://projectavalon.net/forum4/showthread.php?46158-Concussion-activates-a-man-s-dormant-talent...&highlight=Padgett

LOL the first person who replied said "HE CAN SEE THE MATRIX???"

Sidney
22nd April 2014, 02:29
Please, someone kick me in the head. :) Um, hold a sec, going to take some aspirin first.:fish:

Seriously though, that really is quite amazing.

Freed Fox
22nd April 2014, 02:32
LOL the first person who replied said "HE CAN SEE THE MATRIX???"

:lol:

Yeah, I had a bit of fun with that by making a similar comment toward the end of my 'version' of the report. :p

I also commented that PoM's original thread had "only" 9 replies and around 1,000 views. Subsequently my thread received 3 and less than 800, respectively. :doh:

Tesla_WTC_Solution
22nd April 2014, 02:36
LOL the first person who replied said "HE CAN SEE THE MATRIX???"

:lol:

Yeah, I had a bit of fun with that by making a similar comment toward the end of my 'version' of the report. :p

I also commented that PoM's original thread had "only" 9 replies and around 1,000 views. Subsequently my thread received 3 and less than 800, respectively. :doh:

Needs more cowbell and more ADHD :(

p.s. Doc Brown -- is your hint.

gripreaper
22nd April 2014, 02:54
Sure wish someone would knock some sense into me.

http://oi55.tinypic.com/imm8hf.jpg

LivioRazlo
22nd April 2014, 04:35
"I remember it vividly. I was standing on the edge of my toilet hanging a clock, the porcelain was wet, I slipped, hit my head on the sink, and when I came to I had a revelation! A vision! A picture in my head! A picture of this!"

Back to the Future.

Tesla_WTC_Solution
22nd April 2014, 06:09
"I remember it vividly. I was standing on the edge of my toilet hanging a clock, the porcelain was wet, I slipped, hit my head on the sink, and when I came to I had a revelation! A vision! A picture in my head! A picture of this!"

Back to the Future.

LOL! :) you're a genius!
Actually anyone who loved those movies HAD to be sort of nerdy, right?????

IMO.

Agape
22nd April 2014, 08:52
Beautiful ..

http://fineartamerica.com/profiles/jason-padgett.html?tab=artwork

:yo:

Lifebringer
22nd April 2014, 10:01
They need to scoop him up and protect him. Dark side very interested in natural psychic abilities. Sending protection and wisdom to recognize when they are trying to harm him or his family, and to have escape safe from those who try it.:wizard:

Yes, we need protection for whistleblowers. Back in 2002, a whistle blower woman was testifying about Bush Cheney and Alberto Gonzalez. She was shot, but before the shot to the head, witnesses in the restaurant parking lot, heard the killer say: "There is not f*k whistleblowers b****!:tsk:

After that I believe Snowden realized that he would have to hide in a country that "really sticks to the laws of the world." Remember the guy in EU McKenna and US during Bush wanted to expedite him to US for trial and "questioning/torture?"

London's courts after hearing the evidence, refused to release him to US, and he's now in protective custody.:wizard:

They call the law abiding nations, communist to keep whistleblowers from defecting there for protection. I can hear Krystol:lie: now, discrediting people scared for theirs and their family's life.

Lifebringer
22nd April 2014, 10:49
If you read the Urantia, Jesus could see the matrix, also. I found that little diddie refreshing as it proves he evolved to a higher frequency.

seeker/reader
22nd April 2014, 14:56
Reminds me of this guy. He doesn't compute mathematical equations the way we do. He sees numbers as specific shapes. So when he does a calculation he sees a result as a shape instead and that shape is known to him as a specific number. He says the number "6" is like nothingness (a void) while "9" is huge and towering. Interesting stuff.

He had severe seizures as a small child then started experiencing synaesthesia and started seeing things and patterns in his mind. He has been diagnosed as having Aspergers syndrome also.

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eb219
22nd April 2014, 16:01
Ah yes an old movie comes to mind...

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The story like this that I am most influenced by is the dentist who was hit by lightening and then became a musical composer. His music fascinates me and I am not sure why it is not readily available. I am sorry I can't remember his name. I think this happened about 10 years or so ago.

...and another film reference, ties together this topic nicely:

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Sidney
22nd April 2014, 16:09
Remember this?? I remember spending countless hours playing with this as a kid. Same artistic concept. Without the bang on the head. :)
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eb219
22nd April 2014, 16:26
Wow! I completely forgot about those, I use to do the same. Looks like I'll have to pick some up for the kids ... myself included:)

Wind
22nd April 2014, 17:47
This (http://themindunleashed.org/2014/02/genius-child-kicked-school-able-learn-win-nobel-peace-prize.html) child genius says that he can gets his information from the 4th dimension, pretty cool if you ask me!

Genius Child Kicked Out Of School For “Not Being Able To Learn” Could Win Nobel Peace Prize (http://themindunleashed.org/2014/02/genius-child-kicked-school-able-learn-win-nobel-peace-prize.html)

"They said he would never learn, now he’ll teach them a thing or two…

A genius boy whose IQ is higher than Albert Einstein is on his way to possibly winning a Nobel Prize after being set free of special education programs in public schools.

His mother made the decision to take him out of the programs, even after having doctors diagnose him with Aspergers and say that her son Jacob Barnett would never even learn to tie his shoes.

She describes in her book “The Spark: A Mother’s Story of Nurturing Genius” that she was afraid of trying to pull him out of school. “For a parent, it’s terrifying to fly against the advice of the professionals. But I knew in my heart that if Jake stayed in special ed, he would slip away.” Jacob was not thriving in special ed classes. He kept turning deeper into himself and was uncommunicative with other people.

His doctors prescribed medical treatment for the boy. When he wasn’t in therapy though, his mother noticed him doing amazing things. “He would create maps all over our floor using Q-tips. They would be maps of places we’ve visited and he would memorize every street.” Jake dropped out of elementary school in the 5th grade. His incredible memory allowed him to attend university classes after he learned all of high school math in two weeks. Now he’s on track to graduate from college at age 14 and working on theories to build on Einstein’s theory of relativity. 60 minutes did a special on Jacob below:"

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Tesla_WTC_Solution
22nd April 2014, 18:58
I hope my son can make progress like that.
Please pray for him, that he comes out of the prison.
Autism is a heavy burden and I want him to be free to be himself.

Sidney
22nd April 2014, 19:01
I hope my son can make progress like that.
Please pray for him, that he comes out of the prison.
Autism is a heavy burden and I want him to be free to be himself.

Maybe you could take him a spirograph next time.

Tesla_WTC_Solution
22nd April 2014, 19:05
I hope my son can make progress like that.
Please pray for him, that he comes out of the prison.
Autism is a heavy burden and I want him to be free to be himself.

Maybe you could take him a spirograph next time.


that is a good idea. for some reason I've seen a few of those thru our local stores and i will try to get him one if it appears again.
what a douche mom i am for not grabbing one already.

i am lazy and don't hope for enough from him.
he is so full of surprises and is fighting for his survival.
i would love to see him moved out of Special Ed.

:)

anyhow sorry to derail thread, that bit about the asperger's kid was a heartbreaker



p.s. so is Synesthesia the basis of psychic experience? it would make sense in some cases. sounds a lot like Dolphin brain.