These people got amazing superpowers after the accident!
Scientists explain the super abilities of people due to injuries by the restructuring of neural connections and the activation of previously inactive areas of the brain. But whether such a head injury will lead to an unusual ability or, conversely, a loss of basic skills or even death, cannot be predicted. Therefore, we strongly recommend that you do not try to get superpowers by repeating the stories of the following amazing people.
Lachlan Connors from Denver has always loved playing sports and dreamed of starting a lacrosse player career. The music of the teenager never interested, moreover - he completely lacked a musical ear.
But having received a serious concussion in one of the training sessions, he discovered in himself new superpowers - the ability to play 13 different musical instruments! These include both the usual guitar and piano,and ukulele, mandolin, kalimba, as well as Scottish and Irish bagpipes. Although the road to the sport of Lachlan is now closed, the accident forced the guy to think seriously about the career of a musician.
Superpowers that any student would have envied before the deadline appeared in 1973 with a Vietnamese named Thai Ngoc. Then the peasant long suffered from fever, as a result of which he earned eternal insomnia. At first, Ngoc did not pay attention to it and thought that it was only a temporary change in the body. But even a few weeks after recovering from a fever, the Vietnamese could not fall asleep even by drinking alcohol.
To this day, Ngocc could not find a method that would help him get rid of such superpowers. At the same time, a non-sleeping peasant looks normal and, in his own words, feels well, except that the lack of sleep makes him irritable. Scientists believe that sometimes a Vietnamese sleeps after all; he simply does not notice this himself - this is the so-called “micro sleep”, which lasts no more than a few minutes.
Free knowledge of the language
The accident also occurred with a student from Australia, Ben McMahon, who never dreamed of being acquired as a result of his superpower.Once he spent a week in a coma after a serious car accident. Before the accident, he had studied the North Chinese dialect, Mandarin, at school, but he did not succeed in studying, having failed to rise above the initial level.
When Ben woke up after a coma, he began to speak fluent Chinese, and it’s as if he had lived all his life in China. At the same time, he had to spend several days to remember his native English. Some time after the injury, knowledge of Chinese remained with Ben, thanks to which he was able to get a job: the guy participates in Chinese television shows and arranges excursions around Melbourne for Chinese tourists. And this is far from the only example when people's superpowers for languages manifested themselves after accidents.The article on the topic: “Where to learn foreign languages? The best social networks for learning and communication.
But Jason Padgett didn’t finish high school: he got a job at his father’s furniture store, and in his free time he went to discos. Once Jason was attacked by unfamiliar guys and hit him on the head, with the result that Jason, who was even considered mentally retarded, had a unique talent for mathematics and physics.Doctors say that the guy developed Savant syndrome - an unexpected talent for numbers or art as a result of injuring people who are lagging behind in development.
Many people from the environment of the guy was shocked by the fact that at the age of 31, Jason suddenly began to draw complex geometric figures by hand, in the form of which he imagines various mathematical laws. Moreover, each of these intricate figures Jason can create in a few months!
Awesome talent for sculpture
The American Alonzo Clemons led to a head injury as well. From birth, he lived in a shelter for children with disabilities. He could neither read nor write, and his level of IQ was only 40. But while he was still a baby, he slipped into the bathroom and fell to the floor, hitting his head hard. After that, the teachers noted that the boy began to show great interest in modeling.
However, here Savanta syndrome also manifested itself: Alonzo did not just make talented sculptures better than other people - he had the ability to fashion any animal, even if he saw him for only a few seconds.In this case, an assistant tool for modeling could be anything, even soap. Now the sculptor is already far beyond 50, he is still engaged in sculpture and sells his creations for big money.
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