The Anomalous Children
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SAFE Mental / Precognitive

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An illustration of how SA-ELT-738 is believed to conceptualize the progression of time.

Name: Samantha ███████

Official Designation: SA-ELT-738

Age: 16 (contained at age 5)

Documented Anomaly: Subject has a limited degree of ereperception, the ability to view (but not fully experience) all potential outcomes of the current timeline, up to an arbitrary "buffer" point. This point changes regularly, and has been recorded in a very wide range (between five months and three hours).

It is theorized that the "buffer" changes relative to the complexity of the current situation and, thereby, the number of outcomes. For any given point in time, Elmeyer's equation1

Sam reports that this effect has been present as far back as she can remember.

HAZARD Visual / Cognitive

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fMRI scan of temporal cortex activity in D-291375, an early test subject exposed to QU-MLT-257.

Name: Ethan █████ █████

Official Designation: QU-MLT-257

Age: 11 (contained at age 3)

Documented Anomaly: When a human subject with a functional inferior temporal gyrus (generally ages 15 to 95) makes eye contact with QU-MLT-"Ethan", the subject's fusiform face area (FFA)2 experiences an extreme (323-749%) increase in activity, resulting in the onset of Hubscher-Conrad apophenia (the tendency to mistakenly perceive connections and meaning between unrelated things). This creates a continuous feedback loop that increases paranoia, anxiety, and eventual dysphoria or personality dissociation, until the subject inevitably suffers a panic attack and is rendered unconscious. This condition can only be reversed through intensive neurosurgery (to forcibly inhibit the FFA), medication, and extensive therapy.

Medical Notes: Suffers from congenital prosopagnosia, a hereditary cognitive disorder that has left the subject with a complete inability to recognize faces.3 There is no known treatment for this condition.

Object recognition and intellectual function (i.e. decision-making) are not affected. However, QU-MLT-257 displays symptoms of major depressive disorder, as well as catoptrophobia (fear of mirrors), prone to anxiety attacks and/or violent emotional outbursts when presented with reflective surfaces. It is believed that this reaction is due to the subject's inability to recognize its own reflection.