Thursday, February 24, 2005

The Brain Man !!

Yesterday I watched this amazing documentary called 'Brain Man'.
It was about
an autistic savant, Daniel Tammet.

Most of us would have watched the movie 'The Rain Man' starring Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise.
Well he is the real deal and even more than that.
Unlike other autistics, Daniel can decribe what goes on his mind and how he see things.

Well if you are wondering what is so special about Daniel Tammet check this out,

Daniel Tammet can add faster than a calculator,
learn a new language in 15 HOURS and recall thousands of phone numbers
-MEMORISE 1,000 numbers in minutes then recite them backwards.
-LEARN Icelandic in 15 HOURS.
-TELL what day of the week you were born from your birth date.
-RECALL the face of every person he has ever met.

And a mathematical genius who can figure out cube roots quicker than a calculator and
recall pi to 22,514 decimal places.

Thats something isn't it.

The program was featured in Discover Science channel.
They show Daniel take on NY street chess players, Las Vegas Casino, meet the real 'Rain Man',
Mr. Kim Peek and finally his brain put on the ultimate test by eminent
Prof. Mr.Ramachandran and his fellow scientist at the University of California, San Diego.

It's a must see program, checkout
Discover Science for the re-runs.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Actually, he can't do all of these things. All I can say that it's a bit of a publicity stunt. He has a lot going for him in this field, though.