A young, "high functioning" autistic boy named Ramses from Los Angeles, California, is being described as "one of the smartest five year olds on the planet" by neuroscientists. It's a situation that is baffling experts. The boy's mother, Nyx Sanguino, says her son is able to recite words in Hebrew, Greek, Arabic and Japanese. She says Ramses is even knowledgeable of square roots and rudimentary algebra problems. He can accurately draw the entire periodic table – and he's reportedly able to recite up to 38 numbers written out of sight.
"Even when he was a baby he didn't like toys, he just liked reading. He started reading when he was 12 months old and could even say words in English, Spanish, Greek and some Japanese," Sanguino said, according to the Daily Mail.
"I taught him some of the languages but I have no idea how he learned parts of Hindi, Arabic or Hebrew by the time he was three. It may have been through the house computer that is often left on."
"I don't know how to explain it. I hope Dr Powell will eventually be able to give me some answers."
Dr. Diane Powell is a neuroscientist and former faculty member at Harvard Medical School. When videos of the boy appeared on the internet, Dr. Powell immediately took interest. At her private practice in Medford, Oregon, Dr. Powell has already begun cutting edge research on the child's telepathic abilities.
The research is already revealing that Ramses is using a deep, nonverbal route of communication that can penetrate into people's thoughts. In many tests, it seems Ramses can read minds, especially his mother's.
In one test, a random number generator was used. Ramses mother wrote the numbers down and thought hard about them. When Dr. Powell asked Ramses to read his mother's mind and guess the numbers, he was successful, over and over again. The boy's telepathic accuracy was astounding. In another test, he guessed 16 out of 17 single-digit numbers that were hidden from his sight.
High-functioning autistic boy can "read minds"
Dr. Powell confirms that the internet videos are not trickery. The boy was performing amazing telepathic feats right in front of her eyes. "I was amazed when we began testing Ramses. We do have a very close bond which may have something to do with his abilities - but this is beyond anything I would have imagined."
She believes that Ramses has learned to cope and adapt to his autism by learning an alternative method of communication. Autistic children are unable to communicate like other children and this pushes them to find different ways of relating and learning.
Dr. Powell said, "If you think about it, if you have your primary language compromised then that would be a perfect setup for telepathy. I have found many autistic children who have been reported to be telepathic and I wanted to see it for myself and see if it can be evaluated and actually tested under rigorous, controlled conditions."
Ramses has demonstrated some form of telepathy at all three meetings with Dr. Powell, who believes that the boy's telepathic abilities derive from his desire to communicate with his mom despite the hindrances of his autistic condition.
She stated, "I am as confident that telepathy exists as I am a lot of things that have actually been accepted by science. I would never say 100 per cent about anything - but I have seen evidence." She claims to have worked with seven telepathic people while working as a neuroscientist.
"In terms of other scientists, they don't usually believe in telepathy," she said. "But I have met privately with many people who have said they would never publicly state that they believe in telepathy but tell me that they have actually experienced it or witnessed it themselves."
"Many of them say the reason they don't come forward and say anything is that they are actually afraid that they would be ridiculed or possibly even lose their job. It's very risky to one's credibility to take on a subject like this - but I knew that when I got into it."
Ms. Sanguino is currently homeschooling Ramses because his learning methods are different and he is outpacing all the other students.
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