I have the honor of knowing about some of the work of
one of the world's foremost authorities on savantism,
Dr. Darold Treffert, through his daughter, Joni Stine.
Joni was kind enough to send along this link to me,
which I believe most every musician will find fascinating
in its implications about the musical mind:
This is a rather lengthy video clip; but well worthwhile
for those who have a few moments to watch.