Perhaps it is my natural bias but the subject matter of this article by Greg over at The Daily Grail got my blood close to boiling point. http://www.dailygrail.com/Mind-Myst...sing-Simple-Tricks-Perform-Their-Calculations The authors of a report claim that savants are merely expert magicians, trained in mathematical, memory and other trickery. Looking at the report itself, why am I not surprised to see a book by one M. Shermer at the top of the reference list? The report also dismisses Stephen Wiltshire's amazing artistic feats with a hand wave. The usual debunking claims are brought forward again: trickery, deliberate dishonesty, poor research methodology, anecdotal evidence - straight from the Shermer handbook. Take a look for yourselves, I am curious to know whether it stirs similar emotions in others.