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9 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Darold Treffert. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Darold Treffert, often where they are interviewed.

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9 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Darold Treffert. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Darold Treffert, often where they are interviewed.

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[Rerun] "Spectacular Ability in a Sea of Disability”: The Psychology of Savantism with Darold Treffert

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A leading expert in the psychology of savantism for over 40 years and the scientific advisor for the film Rain Man, Darold Treffert is a wellspring of knowledge on this fascinating yet often misunderstood condition. In this episode we cover the brain anatomy of savantism, its causes and some of the incredible abilities of famous savants like Kim Peak, who memorized thousands of books verbatim (down to the page number)! We feel fortunate to have had this chance to learn so much about such an interesting topic from one of the most well respected researchers in the field. Please enjoy and tell us what you think!

Oct 17 2019 · 1hr 9mins
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CARTA: Extraordinary Variations of the Human Mind: Lessons for Anthropogeny: Darold Treffert: The Incredible Savant Syndrome

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Darold Treffert shares the fascinating story of Leslie Lemke, a musical savant, to provide a look at the characteristics of savantism. Series: "CARTA - Center for Academic Research and Training in Anthropogeny" [Science] [Show ID: 32447]
Mar 14 2019 · 16mins
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CARTA: Extraordinary Variations of the Human Mind: Lessons for Anthropogeny: Darold Treffert: The Incredible Savant Syndrome

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Darold Treffert shares the fascinating story of Leslie Lemke, a musical savant, to provide a look at the characteristics of savantism. Series: "CARTA - Center for Academic Research and Training in Anthropogeny" [Science] [Show ID: 32447]
Mar 14 2019 · 16mins
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CARTA: Extraordinary Variations of the Human Mind: Lessons for Anthropogeny: Darold Treffert: The Incredible Savant Syndrome

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Darold Treffert shares the fascinating story of Leslie Lemke, a musical savant, to provide a look at the characteristics of savantism. Series: "CARTA - Center for Academic Research and Training in Anthropogeny" [Science] [Show ID: 32447]
Mar 14 2019 · 16mins
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CARTA: Extraordinary Variations of the Human Mind: Lessons for Anthropogeny: Darold Treffert: The Incredible Savant Syndrome

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Darold Treffert shares the fascinating story of Leslie Lemke, a musical savant, to provide a look at the characteristics of savantism. Series: "CARTA - Center for Academic Research and Training in Anthropogeny" [Science] [Show ID: 32447]
Mar 14 2019 · 16mins
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CARTA: Extraordinary Variations of the Human Mind: Lessons for Anthropogeny: Darold Treffert: The Incredible Savant Syndrome

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Darold Treffert shares the fascinating story of Leslie Lemke, a musical savant, to provide a look at the characteristics of savantism. Series: "CARTA - Center for Academic Research and Training in Anthropogeny" [Science] [Show ID: 32447]
Mar 14 2019 · 16mins
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CARTA: Extraordinary Variations of the Human Mind: Lessons for Anthropogeny: Darold Treffert: The Incredible Savant Syndrome

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Darold Treffert shares the fascinating story of Leslie Lemke, a musical savant, to provide a look at the characteristics of savantism. Series: "CARTA - Center for Academic Research and Training in Anthropogeny" [Science] [Show ID: 32447]
Mar 14 2019 · 16mins
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Dr Darold Treffert,Savant Syndrome, Autism & Aspergers, How to unlock the Inner Genius

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 Dr Darold Treffert is The Leading Expert and Top Researcher in the Field of Savant Syndrome. With over 50 years experience on the subject, Dr. Treffert dives in to the subject of Savantism, speaking of his experiences consulting on the movie rain man, as well as his experiences with these amazing individuals, and the rights of the mentally handicap. Where does this Einstein Gene come from and why can it be triggered in people suffering head injuries? Why do some savants display psychic/ paranormal abilities and do we all carry this genius gene within our own DNA, and what if it could be triggered? Dr. Trevvert has dedicated his life work to answering these questions as well as helping individuals with this misunderstood condition. Author of Islands of Genius: The Bountiful Mind of the Autistic, Acquired and Sudden Savant, and Extraordinary People: Understanding Savant Syndrome are both goto books to understand the incredible phenomena. Dr Treffert was a key consultant to the movie Rain Man with Dustin Hoffman “Who portrayed an autistic savant. And his work introduced genius savants such as Leslie, Alonzo and George. Many persons remember these three remarkable people from the 1983 60 Minutes program about them. In addition to his work in the area of Savant Syndrome, Dr. Treffert has lectured nationally for a number of years on the topic of "Mellowing". His booklet, Mellowing: Lessons from Listening, has been widely distributed. Another area of writing and speaking has been the rights of the mentally ill with respect to balancing clinical realities and legal rights. 

Dec 18 2018 · 1hr 38mins
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#3 - Dr. Darold Treffert - Savant Syndrome, Psychedelics, and Paranormal Experiences

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Dr. Darold Treffert is a retired psychiatrist and current researcher in the fields of savant syndrome and autism. Darold has appeared on 60 Minutes, CBS Evening News, McNeil/Lehrer Newshour, Larry King, Today, Donahue, Oprah, Discovery Channel. Dateline, CNN and a number of documentaries in the United States and other countries. His work has appeared in numerous publications including Time, People, Newsweek, USA Today and Scientific American. Darold has also published two books on savant syndrome and they can be found here and here. He also served as a consultant for the 1988 movie Rain Man which depicts the life of an autistic savant. 

In this episode we discuss savant syndrome, the use of psychedelics in psychiatry, paranormal experiences of autistics and many other topics. The Treffert Center was founded in Dr. Treffert's name and can be accessed at www.treffertcenter.com.

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Aug 22 2018 · 1hr 45mins