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suggested suggested edit on Free online intelligence test with norm table, high reliability, and must be printable?
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comment What are the benefits of dyslexia?
@JeromyAnglim: Good point. I would be interested to know if it's a common trait amongst most people with dyslexia that they have increased abilities elsewhere. However it's possible that no studies have been done on this, possibly because it's just too difficult to measure...
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accepted What is a “delayed match-to-sample task”?
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suggested suggested edit on abnormal-psychology tag wiki excerpt
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suggested suggested edit on abnormal-psychology tag wiki
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awarded  Analytical
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asked What are the benefits of dyslexia?
Jan
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comment Is there a term for individuals who can “visualize” numbers and advanced mathematics?
Reading Wikipedia further, it appears that Richard Feynman had Synesthesia. He may not have all the same skills as Jacob, but given that he was a Nobel prize winner, he was clearly a very intelligent man!
Jan
27
revised Why do you sometimes write down one word while actually intending to write another?
Added links, improved subscript, corrected spelling error
Jan
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awarded  Cleanup
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revised Is there a term for individuals who can “visualize” numbers and advanced mathematics?
I prefer question titles to be qustions
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revised Is there a term for individuals who can “visualize” numbers and advanced mathematics?
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revised Is there a term for individuals who can “visualize” numbers and advanced mathematics?
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comment Is there a term for individuals who can “visualize” numbers and advanced mathematics?
Wow, that's fascinating. It's also really interesting that you state It sounds like he's learned to apply his visual-spatial skills to "arrange" the number forms to aid his calculations because this occurred to me after hearing him explain. I thought, Hmm, this sounds like how a GPU can perform certain tasks much better than a CPU!
Jan
26
comment What type of learning mechanism produces a consistent typo?
Related but not a duplicate: Why do you sometimes write down one word while actually intending to write another?
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suggested suggested edit on Why do you sometimes write down one word while actually intending to write another?
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asked Is there a term for individuals who can “visualize” numbers and advanced mathematics?
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awarded  Beta