Anyone catch 'Brainman' on Science channel? (1 Viewer)

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Daniel Tammet. He memorized (not really memorized, he sort of sees numbers, as shapes and motions in a landscape he traverse in his head, or something, a kind of synesthesia) pie out to 22,500 digits and recited it flawlessly live. Pie has no repeating patterns. So thats a 22.5k long unique sequence.

He can sense prime numbers almost instantly.

He learned Icelandic fluently in 7 days and went live on an Icelandic show to converse with the hosts. His 10th language.

Q and A - Not very informative, really have to catch the show.
http://science.discovery.com/converg...man/qanda.html

Super cool. Evidence we havent even begun to tap the true potiential that lies asleep inside the brain.
 

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I just wish I had some of their abilities when I was still in school. Life would have been so much easier.
 

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I saw it. That guy is amazing. He feels numbers and associates them with colors.
 

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I just wish I had some of their abilities when I was still in school. Life would have been so much easier.

Not so fast. Gifts are not the whole story, but they come hand-in-hand with pretty significant deficits. Autism is a complicated thing and life isn't easy for people on the autism spectrum.

I read Born on a Blue Day and also watched the show, and Tammet is indeed phenomenal.
 

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