American man, Derek Amato brain injury result in a diving accident due to a concussion, and were surprised to discover their own self-taught, can play eight kinds of instruments. He has now become a professional pianist, also published a solo album.
unexpected hit head
Amato, now 40 years old, live in Denver, Colorado. He worked a variety of public relations, sales, baseball coach, karate coach, but still do not know that you want to do. An investment in failure Amato become penniless in 2002 to become a tramp. Later, he was to find a job in the postal system.in October 2006, Amato to a friend’s house to the party, the slapstick play in the swimming pool diving. Due to the shallow pool, his head hit a hard bottom. Amato recalled, he was out of the pool, complained to friends, saw each other mouth opening and closing, but did not hear any sound. He then collapsed and was taken to hospital treatment. The doctor diagnosed Amato a result of this accident led to a severe concussion, and often headache, will be permanently lost 35% of the hearing and some memory.
Amato was discharged after a few days to visit friends, and suddenly the piano in a friend’s house to attract, naturally played up. Microsoft – United States, the National Broadcasting Network on the 10th he was quoted as saying: “see the piano in the house, I could not help but get on the piano stool and began to play. My fingers could not stop …”
Amato has never previously received any professional music training, only play a little guitar, but the day in the absence of any music and guidance, even for several hours to play own track, so that a friend was shocked.
Amato said he could not read music, but close your eyes, my mind will emerge out of the black and white keys to move from left to right, there is a continuous piece of music, let me know how to finger action.She was diagnosed with
Amato’s situation falls into the latter acquired savant syndrome, particularly good in a particular area. Proved Amato, will not only play guitar, piano and other instruments, as well as the extraordinary singing skills.
friends encourage Amato toward the development of the field of music. Now, he has become a professional pianist, often played in the bar, is now recording a second album.
Amato concussion sequelae symptoms, often headache, dizziness, sometimes do not recognize the blue. Nevertheless, he believes that these “special gift of the cost”.
the group of “Rain Man”
nature of savant syndrome to children or adults in the left hemisphere is damaged, suddenly developed savant syndrome patients with special talents. Savant syndrome refers to a serious mental retardation, autism or other mental illness, but has a completely its obstacles, uncoordinated and striking some sort of ability. Acquired the general head of savant syndrome in patients who have been traumatized, extraordinary mathematical, musical or artistic talent.
According to experts, there are around 30 acquired savant syndrome patients. The medical profession is still in the study of the causes of this disease, but many experts believe that, when the left hemisphere is damaged, the right brain is responsible to make up for the lost function of the left brain, to stimulate the brain potential.
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