A new series of posts showcasing some amazing people...
Episode 1: Daniel Tammet, the man with an incredible brain
Daniel Paul Tammet is a British autistic savant gifted with a facility for mathematical calculations, sequence memory, and natural language learning.
In his mind, he says, each number up to 10,000 has its own unique shape and feel, that he can "see" results of calculations as landscapes.
He holds the European record for memorising and recounting pi to 22,514 digits in just over five hours. He also speaks quite a few languages: English, French, Finnish, German, Spanish, Lithuanian, Romanian, Estonian, Icelandic, Welsh and Esperanto.
He was challenged to learn Icelandic in one week. Seven days later he appeared on Icelandic television conversing in Icelandic, with his Icelandic language instructor saying it was "not human."
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