Thursday, February 26, 2015

Margaret's Exhibition: Savant Syndrome and Alonzo's Animals

Hi! My name is Kaeli and I'm reporting about Margaret's Exhibition. 

Her exhibition was about Savant Syndrome. In this condition, people who have real problems functioning in society have incredible abilities in particular areas. For example, one man named Alonzo can sculpt very realistic animals from just looking at a picture. Others can name the day of the week for any date in history, or play the piano perfectly, or paint dreamscapes, or something else. It was amazing how detailed Margaret was. She wrote a paper (which she passed out), showed a video, and answered many questions.

The activity, a quiz show, was my favorite part because it really tested the memory but was also really fun. The group was split up into two teams which competed against each other, trying to be the first to get four answers correct. In the end both groups got all of the questions right, and we didn't know anything about Savant Syndrome before the Exhibition! There was even a Lightning Question which both groups answered correctly. 

I had a lot of fun and really liked the Exhibition as a whole. It was very interesting.

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