How Brain Trauma Turned This Guy Into a Genius

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  • Published on:  Tuesday, December 13, 2016
  • 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.This Great Big Film was made in collaboration with our friends at CNN Films. It is one of 12 short films that we will be releasing throughout the year. Stay tuned for more!SUBSCRIBE: us behind the scenes on Instagram: our acquaintance on Facebook: us a shout on Twitter: hang with us on Vimeo: our world directly: http://www.greatbigstory.comGreat Big Story is a video network dedicated to the untold, overlooked & flat-out amazing. Humans are capable of incredible things & we're here to tell their stories. When a rocket lands in your backyard, you get in.
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  • Handsome Squidward

     1 months ago

    I hit my face once and became phenomenally handsome.

  • MadamPawsy

     12 hours ago

    @wally mason are you okay

  • taylor taylor

     14 hours ago

    @wally mason dude .....kinda sounding like a nazi.....might want to tone the Hitler vibes down.

  • Tommy Shaw

     1 months ago

    Can you give a full tutorial for the glitch?...

  • death exe


    Micheal reeves

  • Sc4ry Dude

     2 days ago


  • manager-nim

     1 months ago

    When the high school jock becomes the nerd


     6 hours ago

    Have you played bts world yet 😂

  • Victor Hugo Alvarez Damasceno

     4 days ago

    Yes is like me but im stil rockstar but i have 10 broken ps3 to repair

  • Clockwerk Clockwerk

     1 months ago

    Me before watching this: sucks in mathMe After Watching This: Continous head banging at the wall

  • Comrade Commissar

     8 days ago

    V1p3r • Eat my nostril hairs

  • lv_LxV3 _vl

     9 days ago

    @V1p3r • so ur cringy urself cause u replyed to this comment😂😂dumbass

  • BaKeDCrAcKer

     9 months ago

    The only man in the world to ever get some sense knocked into him.

  • b12 o

     3 hours ago

    I think the "knock out game" knocked sense into some people.

  • Archangel Michvel

     2 days ago


  • emilio mercado pasikat na bayagbag

     7 days ago

    Where can I find those two guys? Willing to pay $20,000 to beat me up the same way.

  • MoparJon

     22 hours ago

    emilio mercado pasikat na bayagbag i'll do it for free

  • Aether


    Mahirap maging bobo hahaha

  • Yalkın ÇIRAK

     1 months ago

    Bodybuilder gets mugged, turns into a math nerd

  • bluesailormercury

     2 days ago

    @Dreamer01 Really? Being sporty and dumb is better than being a genius?

  • Dreamer01

     5 days ago

    Superhero backstory in reverse

  • Loobs

     1 months ago

    Becomes a mathematical genius, sells beds

  • Armando Sturzenegger


    @Abdullah Naeem r u musl¡M?

  • Abdullah Naeem

     2 days ago

    Imagine the comfort of those mathematical instructed beds o_O

  • emax

     1 months ago

    this dude in the video: i got mugged and i’m smarterthe guys who mugged him: damn it

  • 49

     8 hours ago

    emax i had a stroke trying to read this



    *start knocking each other out* *one dies* *sue him* *show up to court* *get arrested*

  • lavender moon magick

     9 days ago

    “and i realized everything is math”me: *hates math.* damn it no!