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Neurodegenerative Diseases

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    Book Overview
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    Chapter 1 Acuted Disseminated Encephalomyelitis
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    Chapter 2 Age-Related Macular Degeneration
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    Chapter 3 Arachnoid Cysts
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    Chapter 4 Autism Spectrum Disorders: Information for Pediatricians Supporting Families of Young Children on the Spectrum
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    Chapter 5 Autosomal Recessive Charcot-Marie-Tooth Neuropathy
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    Chapter 6 Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease.
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    Chapter 7 Epigenetics in autism and other neurodevelopmental diseases.
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    Chapter 8 Epilepsy and Epileptic Syndrome
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    Chapter 9 Frontotemporal Lobar Degeneration.
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    Chapter 10 Neurodegenerative Diseases
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    Chapter 11 Juvenile Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinoses
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    Chapter 12 Neurodegenerative Diseases
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    Chapter 13 Leukodystrophies
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    Chapter 14 Machado-Joseph Disease and other Rare Spinocerebellar Ataxias.
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    Chapter 15 Neurodegenerations induced by organophosphorous compounds.
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    Chapter 16 Mitochondrial Importance in Alzheimer’s, Huntington’s and Parkinson’s Diseases
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    Chapter 17 Multiple sclerosis.
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    Chapter 18 Myotonic Dystrophy Type 1 or Steinert’s Disease
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    Chapter 19 Neurodegeneration in diabetes mellitus.
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    Chapter 20 Neurofibromatoses
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    Chapter 21 Oxidative stress in developmental brain disorders.
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    Chapter 22 Oxidative Stress and Mitochondrial Dysfunction in Down Syndrome
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    Chapter 23 Pick’s Disease
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    Chapter 24 Premature Aging Syndrome
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    Chapter 25 The savant syndrome and its possible relationship to epilepsy.
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    Chapter 26 Sjogren-Larsson Syndrome
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    Chapter 27 The spinocerebellar ataxias: clinical aspects and molecular genetics.
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    Chapter 28 Tourette syndrome.
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Chapter title
The savant syndrome and its possible relationship to epilepsy.
Chapter number 25
Book title
Neurodegenerative Diseases
Published in
Advances in experimental medicine and biology, March 2012
DOI 10.1007/978-1-4614-0653-2_25
Pubmed ID
Book ISBNs
978-1-4614-0652-5, 978-1-4614-0653-2
Authors

Hughes JR, John R. Hughes

Abstract

The goal of this chapter is to review the Savant syndrome (SS), characterized by outstanding islands of mental ability in otherwise handicapped individuals. Two forms exist: The congenital and acquired form. Among the many examples of the congenital form are the calendar calculators, who can quickly provide the day of the week for any date in the past. Other examples are the musical savants with perfect pitch and the hyperlexics, who (in one case) can read a page in 8 seconds and recall the text later at a 99% level. Other types of talents and artistic skills can be found, involving 3-D drawing, map memory, poetry, painting, sculpturing, including one savant who could recite without error the value of Pi to 22,514 places. The acquired form refers to the development of outstanding skills after some brain injury or disease, usually involving the left fronto-temporal area. This type of injury seems to inhibit the 'tyranny of the left hemisphere', allowing the right hemisphere to develop the savant skills. One other way to inhibit the left fronto-temporal area is to use transcranial magnetic stimulation in normal subjects and nearly one-half of these subjects can then perform new skills during the stimulation that they could not perform before. This type of finding indicates the potentiality in all of us for the development of savant skills under special circumstances. Explanations of the congenital SS include enhanced local connectivity as a compensation for underconnectivity of long-range fibers, but also weak central coherence, replaced by great attention to details, enhanced perceptual functioning and obsessive pre-occupation with specific interests. Neurodegenerative Diseases, edited by Shamim I. Ahmad.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 1 2%
Unknown 40 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 11 27%
Student > Bachelor 6 15%
Student > Master 5 12%
Researcher 5 12%
Other 3 7%
Other 8 20%
Unknown 3 7%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 15 37%
Medicine and Dentistry 12 29%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 2 5%
Neuroscience 2 5%
Social Sciences 2 5%
Other 3 7%
Unknown 5 12%

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