This sounds like the premise of a superhero movie: A college dropout suffered a serious head injury after being mugged — and came out a genius.
Jason never made it through pre-algebra before, but after the mugging he suddenly understood the theories behind complex math and physics.
A century of psychological research shows that under laboratory conditions, the expected solution rate for the "nine-dot" problem is 0 percent. But in their prior research, Allan Snyder and his colleagues have found that zapping the brain leads to increased insight. Enter a recent study.