Musical inventiveness of five idiots-savants
Journal/Book: Psychol Med. 1987; 17: 685-94.
Abstract: Accounts of musical ability in idiots-savants have up till now been confined to stressing the astounding musical memory which such persons may possess. The present study investigates compositional and improvisational skills in five idiots- savants. The findings interpreted as indicating that a representational system of musical rules and structures is accessible to persons of low general intelligence, and that such a system may underlie reproductive as well as generative musical capacity.
Keyword(s): Creativeness|. Mental Retardation|PX. Music|