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Derek Paravicini

'In The Key of Genius': In Tune with Happiness

Vivian Diller, Ph.D. | Posted 12.19.2013 | TED Weekends
Vivian Diller, Ph.D.

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgThe beautiful piano performance by Derek Paravicini "In The Key Of Genius" would be impressive even if he wasn't challenged by blindness and autism. But curiously, that's not what struck me most about this young man.

When My Daughter Saw The Music

Jess Wilson | Posted 10.18.2013 | TED Weekends
Jess Wilson

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgWould we be giddy with delight if she could make us a fortune counting cards? I suppose. But that's not who she is. Nor is it who she has to be.

WATCH: A Jaw-dropping Performance From A Blind Musical Genius With Autism

Adam Ockelford | Posted 12.18.2013 | TED Weekends
Adam Ockelford

2013-10-18-pavacinipull.jpgDerek's capacity to reason and to use language is in the bottom 0.05 percent of the population. Yet his capacity to process musical sound is in the top 99.99 percent: actually, the best I've ever encountered, even among advanced performers.