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When Derek Amato, 45, dived into the shallow end of a swimming pool, he received serious concussion, 35% hearing loss and memory loss. But he also gained something. An extraordinary talent to play piano and ‘music in his head’ 24 hours a day. Neurologists diagnosed his condition as acquired savant syndrome. Six years on, Derek is using his musical talents to compose, play and record – but he can’t read music in the conventional sense. He has been warned that he could lose his acquired ability as quickly as he gained it – but is enjoying ‘interesting ride’ while he can!