Savant memory for digits in a case of synaesthesia and Asperger syndrome is related to hyperactivity in the lateral prefrontal cortex. / Bor, Danial; Billington, Jaclyn; Baron-Cohen, Simon.

In: Neurocase, Vol. 13, 2007, p. 311-319.

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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. / Bor, Danial; Billington, Jaclyn; Baron-Cohen, Simon.

In: Neurocase, Vol. 13, 2007, p. 311-319.

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abstract = "Extreme conditions like savantism, autism or synaesthesia, which have a neurological basis, challenge the idea that other minds are similar to our own. In this paper we report a single case study of a man in whom all three of these conditions co-occur We suggest, on the basis of this single case, that when savantism and synaesthesia co-occur it is worthwhile testing for an undiagnosed Autism Spectrum Condition (ASC). This is because savantism has an established association with ASC, and the combination of ASC with synaesthesia may increase the likelihood of savantism. The implications of these conditions for philosophy of mind are introduced.",
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