Excerpt from The Huffington Post: (click for entire article)
After enduring a traumatic brain injury in 2006, a man lost part of his hearing but acquired musical genius, TODAY reports.
Derek Amato is now a professional piano player, but he can't read music and has never been taught how to play the instrument. In fact, until a few years ago, Amato had only dabbled in some drum and guitar playing -- and he wasn't very good at either.
But a serious accident soon changed all that.
In October 2006, Amato suffered a serious concussion after hitting his head in a swimming pool.