A prodigious savant is someone with a skill level equivalent to or greater than that of a prodigy, regardless of any cognitive disability. The most common trait of prodigious savants is their seemingly limitless mnemonic skills, with many having eidetic or photographic memories. Prodigious savants are extremely rare, with fewer than one hundred noted in more than a century of literature on the subject. Dr. Darold A.Treffert M.D. estimates that fewer than fifty or so such individuals are alive today.
 
 
Morley Safer speaks to Daniel Tammet, a young Englishman who suffers from a mysterious disorder of the brain called savant. He might just be a key to better understanding the brain.
 
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     Notable savants

    The following are well-known people with savant syndrome, noted for their talent in their identified fields:

    See also

    References

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