Stephen Wiltshire draws Rome from memory

The human brain is a strange and wonderful place. As has been said over and over, there is so much that we don’t understand about the complex brain that drives us human beings. For example, how is Stephen Wiltshire, a young artist with a form of autism, able to recreate the entire city of Rome in a drawing after seeing it for only 45 minutes from the air in a helicopter, and get it so perfect, right down to the correct number of windows on individual buildings? We may never know the answer as to why or how, but I think their are very few who would not be amazed by the outcome as shown in this excerpt from a German film called “Beautiful Minds: A Voyage into the Brain”.