First of all i would like to state my understanding of 'Plato's theory of forms' (very short version; excuse my poor english):
The platonic ideas are much more than mere representations in the human mind. Rather, they are an objective metaphysical reality. The ideas, not the objects of sense experience, represent the actual reality. The world of the ideas and the physical world are first separated and the human as a thinking being is capable of (completely without sensory experiences through sheer power of thought) gaining knowledge. Such as through a telescope individual areas of the world of ideas are illuminated but it is not possible to achieve the 'complete' knowledge.Plato's allegory of the cave describes this process metaphorically extremely accurate.
I now have the following train of thought: Is it perhaps possible or even in Plato's philosophy that a human being after he was born, just has forgotten everything, as he passes from the ideas in the physical world? But all knowledge is still hidden in him and he only needs to realize everything 'once again'? I am drawing a connection between this assumption and the 'savant-syndrom'. For example: The savant 'Anthony Thomas "Tony" DeBlois' started playing the piano at the age of two. Beyond that Wikipedia says:
He specializes in jazz but can play just about any other type of music as well. A savant, he plays 20 musical instruments and has held concerts worldwide but also has his own band, Goodnuf. He can play about 8,000 pieces from memory.
Is not this a proof that all knowledge is already available? It only needs to be brought forth respectively in people with savant-syndrom the transition between ideas and sensory world have been different?