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Concussion Turns Man Into Amazing Pianist

2y ago
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Pianist Derek Amato is preparing to release his second album, but he's not a normal musical talent. Amato suffered a concussion after a tragic head injury when he fell into a pool while horsing around with friends. Once he was discharged from the hospital, he went to a friend's home where he sat down at a keyboard and began to play. Although he'd had experience with musical instruments, he’d never touched a piano and couldn't read music. He’s what psychiatrists call an acquired savant