Struck by Genius: Fractal Vision

Can brain trauma lead to improvements in cognitive function?

Artist and number theorist Jason Padgett gained acquired savant syndrome at age 32 after surviving a horrible attack, and now he is able to visualize mathematics in a way few can. Padgett shares his journey from a man uninterested in math to his current life as a savant undergoing medical testing and brain scans, sought after by scientists for his unique genius. His story sheds light on the innate potentials of our brains and the mysteries connecting consciousness and physics.

Padgett is also joined by Dr. Doll, who has been researching savant syndrome and synesthesia for decades alongside late legendary Dr. Treffert, who was a consultant for the Hollywood film “Rain Man.”

Host: George Noory
Featuring: Jason Padgett
Audio Languages: English
Subtitles: English