In October of 2006, Derek Amato made a miscalculation and when diving into a pool suffered a severe concussion. The price he paid was notable hair loss and memory loss, but Derek suddenly found himself seeing reality in a whole new light. Derek is now classified as having Musical Savant Syndrome. He literally became a genius of music composition! When asked to describe the experience he said “As I shut my eyes, I found these black and white structures moving from left to right, which in fact would represent in my mind, a fluid and continuous stream of musical notation.” We should see if we can find some of his compositions!
Concussion Leads to Genius with a Price (3/5)
Submitted to "Mysteries You Probably Never Heard of Part 5"