I have this theory. I believe the brain reroutes power to other sections of the brain when part of the brain is broken. For example
- talking part of brain 20 Volts of power.
- learning part of brain 20 Volts of power
- critical thinking part of brain 20 Volts of power
- mathematical part of brain 20 g of power
Voltage is not a measure of power, it is a measure of electric potential/force. Watts is a measure of electrical power. The total power consumption of the brain is around 20 Watts. The voltage of an individual neuron is around 0.07 volts. But neurons work in parallel rather than serial, so the overall voltage drop of the brain (if such a thing is even meaningful) would be extraordinarily small.
While talking, critical thinking, and even math may be concentrated in certain regions of the brain, they aren't distinct and isolated and there is overlap. These regions also aren't all the same size or have the same consumption of resources. Nor is there a single "learning" part of the brain as the entire brain is an organ that "learns."
This is an average brain. But lets say someone gets beat up and there talking part of the brain is not working. I believe that the power that was being used for the talking part of the brain would get rerouted to other parts of the brain that are working. Because talking part does not work.
The power would be related to the overall consumption of power by individual cells. If some of those cells stop working, the overall power consumption would drop. That said, in response to injury the brain has been known to establish new pathways around "dead" areas.
SO now the brain would look like this after the power from the broken talking part is rerouted
- Talking part of the brain 0 power
- learning part of the brain 25 power
- critical thinking part of the brain 25
- mathematical part of the brain 30
Now that is my theory on why we have socially weird geniuses.
It would explain stuff like this
This theory fails to account for the fact that people with significant brain damage aren't geniuses, they are people with significant brain damage that require enormous amounts of care and support to live and function in society.