Such an amazing book! I'm having a hard time putting it down. Just amazing what the brain can do against incredible odds. I love stories of people who beat the odds. My motto has been "don't believe in can't" and it's been rare that doubt ever creeps in, at least in myself and only if I make up my mind towards a goal.
I find the mind and brain absolutely fascinating and this book is going to change my views quite a bit. I've already felt that there are vast untapped potentials within all of us. I want to expand on what I learn from this book by "experimenting" on my own.
Back not too long ago, I saw a 60 Minutes show on a boy who was a genius at math and going to college (Indianapolis). He's somewhat autistic if I remember right. I used to work with autistic adults and children (I was a teen working as an aid). Some were called idiot savants and they were amazing with the way they were able to calculate or remember every birthday they ever were told or know exactly what day of the week any date was. I've always wondered how such abilities were triggered. But now I wonder if it's possible to "learn" to become more savant. Being that our brain is so plastic, so malleable, can we believe ourselves smarter and then practice in that direction like the book talks about?
Believe and you will become, right? Well, that and unwavering effort.