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Ingenious Minds takes viewers into the lives of savants, people who have an extraordinary ability in certain areas like art, music and mathematics, but suffer from intellectual and developmental disabilities.

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Thursdays at 10:00 pm on Science Channel
1 Season, 6 Episodes - New Series
Documentary & Biography
Ingenious Minds
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Ingenious Minds Full Episode Guide

  • In 2010, Temple Grandin was named one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time Magazine. She has changed how the 70 billion dollar beef industry treats animals, and she's changing the way people think about autism.

  • Alonzo Clemons can't read, write or drive a car, but he can see an animal, even for a split-second, and create an incredibly accurate sculpture in mere minutes. Alonzo meets with neurologists at the Mayo Clinic to see how brain damage can actually improve brain function for just one skill.

  • Robert Gagno is a young man with autism and a peculiar talent: he is one of the top-ranked pinball players in the world. He journeys to the Mayo Clinic to meet with a neurologist to examine how his brain is hard-wired for pinball wizardry.

  • John Robison is an accomplished mechanical engineer and a savant with Asperger's Syndrome. Cutting-edge Harvard research is hoping to help John overcome the social difficulties Asperger's presents by increasing his ability to empathize.

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