Acquired Savant – Orlando Serrell

Orlando was simply an ordinary boy until, at age 10, he was struck by a baseball on the left side of his head. He fell to the ground but didn’t report it to his parents or receive medical attention, although he suffered from a headache for a long time. However, he found that he then was able to perform calendrical calculations of incredible complexity. That means if you ask Orlando what day of the week January 4, 2030, will fall on, he will be able to tell you, “Friday,” instantly, without a pause to calculate and with perfect accuracy. The boy’s brain didn’t develop over time so that more brain was focused on calendrical calculations. The change happened immediately after the accident.

This video describes Orlando and his suddenly acquired capabilities.

Savants – Orlando Sorrell