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Derek Amato’s brain injury leads to musical gift

How Derek Amato’s head injury due to a swimming pool accident led to him becoming an “acquired musical savant” is a fascinating story that I think you’ll want to hear. Amato’s story is told on “Stroke of Genius: How Derek Amato Became a Musical Savant,” episode #21 of the NPR Hidden Brain Podcast. Amato, now 49, […]