Meet the Accidental Genius


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    In 2002, Jason Padgett was the victim of a vicious beating outside a karaoke bar in Tacoma, Washington. Upon regaining consciousness, Padgett’s sight was forever altered by a condition called acquired savant syndrome. The brain trauma opened his eyes to an entirely new world-one filled with patterns and strobes, like a stop-motion film. This is a fascinating story into the hidden power of the mind and one man’s inspiring tale of courage and personal triumph. The Acquired Savant is a film by Thomas Petersen.
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Great Big Story
Great Big Story

Get ready for a brain teaser that will surely put your noggin' to the test. Put on your thinking cap and challenge your friends to a game of Cranium. http://bit.ly/2IOHZAC (If you purchase this product, Great Big Story receives revenue. Everybody wins!)

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ZephPlayz
ZephPlayz

God always wins

Vor 9 Tage
ZULU MATUBU
ZULU MATUBU

Great Big Story never

Vor 12 Tage
MrCalhoun
MrCalhoun

His synaesthetic mapping f(Formulas) -> GeometricPattern is bijective?

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Amber Flame
Amber Flame

I want that to happen to me. Tho I need it to be beneficial... not hindering in any way.

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paulie granado
paulie granado

I had My head cracked Open I was in a Coma for 14 days and then I showed Myself to Mig , Tig and Stick I've been trying to Figure it out of Why I wanted to Weld when I woke up I Truly Feel Blessed

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Tiger in the Mist
Tiger in the Mist

That was a cool story greatly appreciate it thank you👍

Vor 8 Stunden
Robert Hurd
Robert Hurd

this helps I thought my insainaty was playing tricks on me but all you need I one friemd

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Robert Hurd
Robert Hurd

this helps I thought my insainaty was playing tricks on me but all you need I one friemd

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Robert Hurd
Robert Hurd

boy you'll love to meet me lol

Vor 9 Stunden
HaraZen13
HaraZen13

As a veteran with traumatic brain injury... Fucking phonies like this infuriate me. This video is FUCKING POINTLESS BULLSHIT. ZERO science. Acquired Savants Syndrome does not exist and these idiots are liars. This is puerile pseudo-intellectual fiction every fucking word.

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David Casler
David Casler

Don't worry I see everything in pie also, yummy delicious pie.

Vor 15 Stunden
Jordan Sailors
Jordan Sailors

Sam Witwicky's back on his symbol bullshit.

Vor 16 Stunden
Just In
Just In

Everything is so slow to me. I have to watch vidoes like this in fastforward and they still make my eyes roll.

Vor 16 Stunden
nicko arief
nicko arief

i think his friend pick the wrong brain on the jellyfish field

Vor 17 Stunden
blacksamurai20
blacksamurai20

You guys need to put together a soundstrack of all these documentaries.

Vor 18 Stunden
ZankTheGreat
ZankTheGreat

"I knew it was all related to pie." 6:00 That is going to be my quote I live by.

Vor 19 Stunden
Sweet Ono
Sweet Ono

When I was in elementary and junior high I was happier and inspired by different things. I had achievements and accomplishments but today I feel retarded. Can someone beat and smack my head too?

Vor 19 Stunden
winkle pinkle
winkle pinkle

thousands and millions of people get bullied and get beat up all the times, why didn't they become a genius?

Vor 20 Stunden
Kevin Vazquez
Kevin Vazquez

How i felt on lsd

Vor 21 Stunde
Michael Jayson Morales
Michael Jayson Morales

your poops is math

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ZO 5 E S I4 I5
ZO 5 E S I4 I5

disappointing video about nothing. average idiot guy telling you he is genious, yet he cant explain it to you. fuck you for wasting my time.

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cw sx
cw sx

Anyone interested in beating me up? Need to pass my exam finals next week!

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Patrik Gross
Patrik Gross

Somebody beat the shit out of me please

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Neogeo7 Aris
Neogeo7 Aris

Its possible , We just say Hey you seem different today DID you hit your head today? technically our brain has the capacity to be tweak like a CPU overclocking to its higher potential.

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HH -Chan
HH -Chan

10:30 Titan

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Ahmed Andalous
Ahmed Andalous

😶

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Steve Mono
Steve Mono

God loves you, friend His Son, Jesus Christ proved this at Calvary. ☺ The Gospel of John when you're ready ☺

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Boxing 4 Life
Boxing 4 Life

Me: grabs hammer and smacks myself in head

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Jj Jj
Jj Jj

👍Design aircraft dynamics for flight.✌

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Moon & Stars
Moon & Stars

He should be thankful for that asz kicking

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Typical Stingray
Typical Stingray

This brings a whole new meaning to "beat some sense into him"

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Jai Nava
Jai Nava

so u got ur ass beat and got smart..... the prince of jamaica here. i take my leave

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Andre s
Andre s

When I was in high school, one day after school a couple of friends and I went to my friend's house to box, while boxing I got hit on my head so hard that my vision went completely black for few seconds then I had a major headache. Since that day I feel like I can't memorize anything for a long time if someone gives me verbal instructions but I can remember everything and with details if I see it. Someone once told me I'm a visual learner but I think that hit damaged my brain because I wasn't like that before.

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Linda Densmore
Linda Densmore

So my great grandpappy was right by saying "I'm going to knock some sense into your head!"

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Steven Corwin
Steven Corwin

Interesting.what can I say.I guess SOMETHING awoke in him.Why was he beaten up.

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Moonie The Pretty Giant
Moonie The Pretty Giant

His story reminds me of movie pi by Mr Aronofsky. The movie ends in tragedy though.

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The sadness Will last
The sadness Will last

Van Gogh saw turbulence in everything!

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Joshua L Hughes
Joshua L Hughes

She mumbles can't understand half what she says

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UzeHerName
UzeHerName

Notice once he was smart, he lost the mullet.

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league
league

why did he get beat up?

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Tech Stop
Tech Stop

The two guys were thinking like 'Lets make that stupid Nerd'.

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Tobias Forstater
Tobias Forstater

As a person who's had too many head injuries, 8 before I was 20, depression, obsessions, and a lot of passions, I freaking loved this video! Thanks for the hope! I need to get back into science and school.

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Sanahas Kuranage
Sanahas Kuranage

If someone tries to beat me I’m gonna let them do it. 😂

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Ace Golfman
Ace Golfman

Wife? Looks like his sister

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Ace Golfman
Ace Golfman

Check their DNA and see if they are related

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Tilda Johansson
Tilda Johansson

the girls voice sounds like someone trying to be kylie jenner

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dntworryboutmyname
dntworryboutmyname

boring

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Flyster
Flyster

This film was made by cnn tells you all you need to know 😂

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Stu Pid
Stu Pid

That condition is called survival. For some it triggers ocd, for some other psychopath disorder, and some other just do what they have or what they want to do

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Nurse 7Love
Nurse 7Love

He basically can see and draw sacred geometry.

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Jessica Dasher
Jessica Dasher

after reading comments 1 min in im gna watch the dark past of sea monkeys instead... bye

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Karen Lamb
Karen Lamb

This guy will be lucky if he doesn't get MRSA from using all that bleach and and bacterial stuff... It causes mutation of this bacteria that lives on us naturally, but in the mutated state, if we get punctured, that's how MRSA sets in. So as told to me by an ER nurse... Stop with the anti bacterial hand crap, just wash your hands normally with regular soap...

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Travis Odermatt
Travis Odermatt

Math off! Hey there use to be a drawing jig kit for those kind of drawings called spiro .

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Manuel Cerda
Manuel Cerda

It took him really long to find out he was good at math, before that he must have been really superficial...

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Apophis
Apophis

Wow jigsaw is smart

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daniel 12345
daniel 12345

Everything is not math u fuckwit ,math is human made

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greenbluepurple000
greenbluepurple000

My grandpa was a math teacher. I'm good at math. When I did acid as a teenager, I saw math come to life the way this guy describes it and it was beautiful. Now I know I have ADHD, which is why I'm an artist. This is so interesting. I wish we knew more about the brain so I could get mine to work better. Elon Musk needs to get going on that neural lace.

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Meat Mane
Meat Mane

Best futon add ever

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space man
space man

That's crazy shit wow

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Dez AndyRam
Dez AndyRam

Fr me fig Out BlackHoles, he is kinda rgt ab pi, π. But it's more Egyptian, ..The Pyramid. U here dat NASA. So go Study dem Pyramids myb w sm DUBstep. Since DUB originated out of the Desert.

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Caroline Roscoe
Caroline Roscoe

Sometimes you need an abnormality to be exceptional in some way

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Caroline Roscoe
Caroline Roscoe

I've always felt there was a link between obsessiveness and genius.And if you think about it, many people with autism are exceptionally bright and autism is also in a sense brain damage. And we are more likely to suffer from Ocd.

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ジュリー
ジュリー

someone, hit my head

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Dez AndyRam
Dez AndyRam

Boy, I mst Praise All d Commenters here. I Blv many a U's r Geniuses n str8 Comedians. LMAO fr read a lot of Dem. 1 a d Best 1s, dis Scribbler said the Dude bcme a Butthole Designer Genius. Crazy. But yeah, kinda think lk anthr Scribbler n wish I cd gt bk dat tme I gv Up wtchg the so calld ' Accidentally Genius ". Which I thght I prob cd relate 2, since I"be bn calld an " Unarthodox Genius ", tld 2 me by I gs anthr type of Genius, a Computer Hacker. So yeah, he said, UnArthodox Geniuses r d type dat can mk or fig out tngs n don't know how they did it. So 1 of d tngs I've fig Out is dat E=Mc2 , yeah d Great Genius Einstein Frmla is Wrong. So there goes Ur Math 4 U Genius Bangd Up Master Butthole Designer Lucky Dude. Cz I got The Youth Frmla, the HULK Frmla which will turn U n2 Kong w d Kong n BlackHoles. Yeah Dem 1s NASA can't fig out. But I fig dem, I got 1 here n Earth rgt Now. Watch 2 C if Aliens go Pop thru. Yet, my Genius Azz w d Kong can't Freakn gt a Wife, worst even a Old Granny 4 a Girl Friend or a Hug Buddy, Nothing.

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Joco Ilievski
Joco Ilievski

Did he wiped his wife a few times before kissing?

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bobby bobberson
bobby bobberson

His wife looks like a twin sister.

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Zipperneck
Zipperneck

With a haircut like that, becoming a genius must certainly have been an accident.

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James Limborg
James Limborg

Looks like Sacred Geometry to me [Search YouTube for sacred geometry]. I had one experience where I was standing over a toilet going pipi with my head forward against a towel handle because I just got out of bed to go to the bathroom; With my eyes closed I started to see static form, the finely white and black particles that I normally see when my eyes are closed started to get larger; Then I found myself looking down at the ocean/sea as if I was 1000 feet up in the air looking down at the open sea from above; Along with that image there were individual lines from up where I was going all the way down to the sea; And these lines were all dancing together perfectly, bouncing; This vision was about 50% real/transparent; When watching this video it reminded me of that experience I had.

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owen walsh
owen walsh

I’ve been getting these weird ass vids in my recommended. Wtf piss off

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Rowan Beast
Rowan Beast

These situations are very real and its not uncommon

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KingKksama3609
KingKksama3609

They are telling us to go and get hit in the back of our heads at a young age. I WANNA GET SUPPAH POWERS TOO

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Kurdta Colbain
Kurdta Colbain

I was a genius. Then I fell down and got a mullet.

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Kurdta Colbain
Kurdta Colbain

He was chasing girls because they were running away from his stupid ass. Then he got smart.

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SKIROW
SKIROW

Hm... I'm gonna hit my head very hard =D

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Isabella Huhn
Isabella Huhn

Watching all the way through the video to see if it's as pointless as the comments say

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Stephen Barrett
Stephen Barrett

What a waste of time,I can do what he dose,as art pencil and ruler

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Linda Nouchanthavong
Linda Nouchanthavong

8

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Ray Dogg
Ray Dogg

When she continuously fondles you're genatles and you feel pleasure despite the spermicide liquid fluids.

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Ray Dogg
Ray Dogg

Omg like lol like fr like lol like omg like oh my good to the ness like omg like lol. Uhh like omega laul lol lmao XD tripleXD like fr like omg like lol.

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Cody bridges
Cody bridges

This is the shit I see when I'm on acid holy shit

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R. O.
R. O.

The way he thinks sounds exactly like the way i tought when I ate magic mushrooms

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James Macharia
James Macharia

Someone bop me wit a shotgun lets see what happens.....

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Godly King
Godly King

Youd get ktfo

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andre V
andre V

So, why was he attacked?

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abcde asdas
abcde asdas

got jumped. ended up getting a "socia phobia". stayed home. nothing to do while being home. found a pencil and a paper. started drawing to fill his time. ended up being happy again because of this activity of drawing and being creative which is really powerful. fell in love with it. became his passion. end of story. no accidental genius no bullshit. cut the crap. everything is explained through psychology. He been like this his whole life but was more interested in the social life and being "cool" and hanging out/night life when he got jumped he was "forced" to focus on what he is doing now because he couldnt go out anymore cause he was afraid he get beat up again. the beating gave him a trauma. his brain "changed"/he became smarter BECAUSE THATS WHAT DRAWING AND BEING CREATIVE DOES..THATS WHAT STUDYING DOES TO YOU IT MAKES YOU SMARTER. and this disturbing emotional experience he had this trauma gave him ocd..the ocd follow trauma. ocd can also be genetically carried..and can be triggered. STOP REACHING. UGH. I BET 1 MILLION DOLLARS THAT IF YOU GET A BUNCH OF ACTORS AND MAKE THEM ACT LIKE THUGS AND TRYING TO JUMP HIM HE WILL BE RUNNING AWAY LIKE A CHEETAH. AND AGAIN THATS BECAUSE OF THE PAST TRAUMA.

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AmmuseTV
AmmuseTV

This is very similar geometrical patterns to a DMT trip, I wouldn't be surprised if that drug can trigger that instant rewiring of the brain that can take us to that next level of conciousness or spectrum of science we arent aware about.

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Outlaw 1337
Outlaw 1337

8:03 Suomi mainittu torille :D

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slash body
slash body

the woman acctualy has no fking idea how to speack,i can't understand a shit what she said this whole video

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ARNWRKR
ARNWRKR

Sad he could have had OCD for music ? a real gift.

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Forever young
Forever young

LIAR

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Tom F
Tom F

Okay, long story short, his visual cortex was damaged and for some reason, his conscious of his brain pattern recognition process.

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Indika Herath
Indika Herath

I know y=mx+c i am a math genius

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JOSH WILDE Official
JOSH WILDE Official

3:34 - I want to play a game

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Think
Think

Umm...what??? So what are his abilities? I draw geometric shapes for fun all the time. And? Great Big Piece of Crap.

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John E. Sanz Flores
John E. Sanz Flores

My dude you are so smart and you are selling couches and rugs when you could be changing the world or making hella money, this is a waste of your talent or you are lying to us whatever the fact is you being smart does not qualify for my respect, instead the wrong person got accidentally smart

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corvo becorvo
corvo becorvo

is this the movie PI by darren arronofsky

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William Clements
William Clements

this cool. i got knocked out once and when i came back before i knew anything i only knew a black and white math, before i knew what knowing was, then it all came back pieces at a time, it felt slow, but happened in a matter of seconds as i regained consciousness. Unfortunately, I am not a savant.

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Flora Khp
Flora Khp

What’s wrong with Dr. Berit 😂

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Zach Padgett
Zach Padgett

This guys name is familiar

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PARENTAL ADVISTMENT
PARENTAL ADVISTMENT

u know what...... fuck up my head and make me smart

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Kennidie
Kennidie

@ 1:23 that’s exactly my birthday... like that’s the day I was born.. I’m shook

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Kirtan Kalaria
Kirtan Kalaria

Complete bullshit

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Lovely baby
Lovely baby

The guys who beaten him were angels lol

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Zuhairi Faiz
Zuhairi Faiz

Thumbs up for Dr. Darold Treffert voice.

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