• When I was a child, my behavior was far from being what most people would label 'intelligent.' It was often limited, repetitive and anti-social. I could not do many of the things that most people take for granted, such as looking someone in the eye or deciphering a person's body language, and only acquired these skills with much effort over time.

    "Inside the Savant Mind: Tips for Thinking from an Extraordinary Thinker". Interview with Jonah Lehrer,