Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Artistic Autistic Savant

A man nicknamed “The Human Camera” can draw near-accurate pictures of cities after having had only one aerial view from above. The amount of detail that he remembers and then applies to paper is striking.

The man’s name is Stephen Wiltshire, and he has autistic spectrum disorder. In the video seen here, Stephen flies above Rome in a helicopter, and then reproduces in only three days what he saw from memory.



Franklin said...

I'm impressed!!

But then, I can walk from one room to another and forget what I wanted in the other room on the way there.

Puzzled Woeman said...

I am also thoroughly impressed with these savants, and also highly jealous. But then, many of the savants also have some form of mental instability. I don't know if it's worth the trade.