Eureka!: When a Blow to the Head Creates a Sudden Genius

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  1. NY3V

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    Get ready. Put your thinking caps on...

    "...Two minutes after I started the first drawing, I was instructed to try again. After another two minutes, I tried a third cat, and then in due course a fourth. Then the experiment was over, and the electrodes were removed. I looked down at my work. The first felines were boxy and stiffly unconvincing. But after I had been subjected to about 10 minutes of transcranial magnetic stimulation, their tails had grown more vibrant, more nervous; their faces were personable and convincing. They were even beginning to wear clever expressions..."
  2. N0SYA

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    What is it that keeps us from tapping that ability without dashing our brains in?
  3. WF7A

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    "Doctor, what should I do if my kid keeps banging his head against the wall?"
    "Accompany him on the piano."

    Actually, I have a relative who's an Idiot Savant--he can do one thing extraordinarily well (genius-type stuff), but ask him to perform the most basic task? Hopeless.
  4. K8ERV

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    I've been dashing brains in for years.

    Just not my own.

    I'm no dummy.

    TOM K8ERV Montrose Colo
  5. KW4MW

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    Kinda like John Travolta in the Movie Phenomenon.

    I myself had a flash of genius after a blow to the head.
    I remember picking myself up off the floor and wisely thinking "I should have never called that SOB a SOB!"
  6. NY3V

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    Aren't all great inventions by impaired brains? ;)
  7. N0SYA

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    Vegetarian zombie
  8. NY3V

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    I thought Vegetarian zombies sucked the sap out of trees. ;)
  9. K8ERV

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    Wish they would do that in congress.

    TOM K8ERV Montrose Colo
  10. G0GQK

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    What always amuses me is reading in the paper about someone who was hit on the head, had an accident of some sort, wakes up in hospital and starts talking to nurses, doctors and family visitors in a language unknown to them like French or Italian.
    It may only last hours or a few days, but nobody knows or how it happens.
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