Can brain damage lead to extraordinary art?

  Prev Next  


10 Ways Your Memory Is Completely Inaccurate

10 Ways Your Memory Is Completely Inaccurate

Your memory isn't as trustworthy as you think. Learn 10 ways your memory is completely inaccurate at HowStuffWorks.

Related HowStuff Works Articles

More Great Links


  • Blakeselee, Sandra. "A Disease That Allowd Torrents of Creativity." New York Times. April 8, 2008.
  • Blumenthal, Ralph. "Success at 14, Despite Autism; His Drawings Go for Up to $1,200 and Win High Praise." New York Times. Jan. 16, 2002.
  • Fox, Douglas S. "The Inner Savant." Discover Magazine. Feb. 1, 2002.
  • Harding, Anne. "Brain damage unleashes your inner Picasso." Reuters. ABC. Oct. 20, 2006.
  • Sacks, Oliver. "An Anthropologist on Mars: Seven Paradoxical Tales." The Stephen Wiltshire Gallery.
  • Smith, Carol. "Brain tumor opens her mind to art." The Seattle Post-Intelligencer. March 13, 2006.
  • Treffert, Darold A. "Musical Genius, Blindness and Mental Handicap: An Intriguing Triad." Wisconsin Medical Society. 2008.
  • Treffert, Darold A. "The 'Acquired Savant' -- 'Accidental' Genius." Wisconsin Medical Society.
  • Wansell, Geoffrey. "Revealed: How autistic genius Stephen Wiltshire drew his amazing picture of London's skyline." Daily Mail. April 8, 2008.
  • Wilson, H.W. "Stephen Wiltshire Biography."
  • "About Stephen." The Stephen Wiltshire Gallery.
  • "Art changes after stroke." Agence France-Presse. ABC. May 17, 2005.
  • "Michelangelo may have been autistic." Agence France-Presse. ABC. June 1, 2004.
  • "Were Socrates, Darwin, Andy Warhol and Einstein Autistic?" Medical News Today. Jan. 11, 2004.