SAVANT By N., Sam M.S. - 73 Person of profound or extensive learning; scholar. Intellectually disabled person who exhibits extraordinary ability in a highly specialized area, such as mathematics or music. See also: idiot savant. SAVANT: "Einstein was considered a savant." Related Psychology Terms MUSIC AND WORK IDIOT SAVANT (“wise idiot”) MUSIC TESTS ESTHETICS SCHOLASTIC APTITUDE TESTS ACHIEVEMENT TESTS CALENDAR CALCULATION Cultural Norms & Values in the African-American Population THORNDIKE, EDWARD LEE (1874- 1949) APRAXIA (literally, “inability to act or do”) Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "SAVANT," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 28, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/savant/ (accessed January 29, 2023).