Monday, February 1, 2010

An Amazing Prodigious Savant (Genius)

Daniel Tammet is one of 10 of the greatest living prodigious savants ever. He has an amazing memory and once recited Pi from memory to over 22, 500 decimal points for a charity. He can calculate numbers in his head with lightening fast speed.

He sees numbers as colors and shapes and they just appear in his head without any thinking at all.

One of the most amazing things about him is that despite being autistic, he is highly functioning and can articulate what goes on in his head. He is able to love (has a boyfriend) and show emotion, has many friends, and has overcome most of his shyness. He learned to speak Icelandic fluently in just a week.

This is a documentary about him. He has written 2 books. I just finished reading his first book, "Born on a Blue day"----amazing and wonderful! part 1 part 2 part 3 part 4 part 5

1 comment:

Tyler said...

love this post! savants have always interested me. i did a report on "born on a blue day" last semester.