5-Year-Old Savant May Be A Mind Reader, Neuroscientist Says
There's a 5-year-old boy in Los Angeles whose mother says he is not only incredibly gifted, but may also be able to read minds.
Ramses Sanguino is only 5 years old, but is already learning 7 languages and math far beyond 2+2=4, according to Barcroft TV. His mother, Nyx Sanguino, has posted a series of videos of her son doing mental feats, some impressive for an adult, let alone a kindergartener.
Nyx believes that her son may also have other mental powers, including the ability to read her thoughts. She said that she can pick a number and that Ramses will guess it correctly, as many as 38 times in a row.
Neuroscientist Dr. Dianne Powell has been testing Ramses' so-called telepathy, and said that it could be linked to the fact that Ramses has autism.
"If you think about it, if you have your primary language compromised then that would be a perfect setup for telepathy because here you have a child and a parent who desperately want to communicate with one another but can't," she told Bancroft TV.
Powell said she has encountered claims of telepathy in other children with autism and has decided to research this and see if "it can be evaluated and actually tested under rigorous, controlled conditions."
She said that while most scientists wouldn't publicly admit to believing in telepathy, she has spoken privately to other people who have seen evidence of its existence, but won't come forward with their stories because they fear ridicule. Powell does believe in the phenomenon, but "would never say 100% about anything."
Nyx is hoping to find a suitable school for her gifted son, who she is currently homeschooling. She said that he was fine in school at first, but that the teacher began "isolating him from the other students" after he began to correct her spelling and math. She said her son is also fixated with counting objects to completion, and that it is difficult for him to make friends sometimes.
Powell has called the boy one the "top five" savants on the planet, and is hoping to help him get into a school for gifted children with autism.
Either way, seems slightly more credible than the kid whose family claims he's the reincarnation of a Hollywood agent from the 1930s.