The human brain is a fascinating organ that is largely still a mystery. The expanse of our unyielding grey matter continues to tempt droves of inquisitive people to explore its depths in order to understand, leverage and exploit its potential.
In 2012, I became aware of the musical talents that were unleashed on a person by the name of Derek Amato who acquired the ability to compose and play the piano after sustaining a rather serious head injury. This man’s life changed when he unveiled a remarkable musical talent that seemingly had always existed, albeit locked away deep within the recesses of his brain.
There are other cases that have been reported where these hidden savant like talents have emerged post a person’s head trauma. Although, it is deemed to be rare in occurrence, the point here is that it can and does happen. What fascinates me the most is that it appears that the recipients of these new talents don’t seem to have previously held an obsessive interest in the area to which their talent is presented.
There was a man who was known as the sleeping prophet in the late 1800’s who was called Edgar Cayce. In a transient state he was able to execute medical diagnosis’s of people, make predictions and had on occasion referenced past lives. Of all the psychics I have researched, his story seems to in my opinion, hold some validity. Given my penchant for writing fiction, I tend to explore the world from the parameter of anything that we conceive or are yet to conceive, holds possibility. I don’t discount the probability that we have experienced life in various forms, nor do I close myself off to the idea of clairvoyance. Which leads me to my desire to pich to you my next thought.
What if the trauma sustained by an individuals head injury creates a bridge in the cerebral vortex that reconnects to an aspect of a persons past lifetimes and that the only reason we rarely detect the occurrence of this hypothesized new synapses, is because we only identify the possibility of its existence in individuals who had displayed an exceptional talent acquired post the trauma. It is easy to overlook a change in a persons disposition and personality if the adjustment is negligible.
Does it sound too far fetched?
People who are having organ transplants are being studied as it appears that the recipients can alter in personality and indeed appear to gain the dominant traits of the donor. How is that possible? It’s only an organ right?
“Logic will get you from A to Z; imagination will get you everywhere.” – Albert Einstein
The complexities of the minutiae are slowly being peeled back to show that our concept of free will, freedom of choice and individuality are comprised of far more than just our mind. We are driven by all aspects of influence that stems from the cells within our bodies, right through to the bacteria and parasites that we host. Then there are the obvious plethora of external factors of environment, culture, belief systems, that add a spectrum of conscious and unconscious overlays.