Amazing documentary, good show. i did feel a bit saddened because this boy has and will be probably subjected to tests for a good portion of his life. it really does show how little we know about our own brains and how much potential we all have.
~ Galactic Human ~
Daniel Tammet FRSA (born 31 January 1979) is an English writer, essayist, translator, and … His books have been published in 20 languages. … He was the subject of a documentary film entitled Extraordinary People: The Boy with the …. He holds the European record for reciting pi from memory to 22,514 digits in five hours
This is the breathtaking story of Daniel Tammet. A twenty-something with extraordinary mental abilities, Daniel is one of the world’s few savants. He can do calculations to 100 decimal places in his head, and learn a language in a week.
He also meets the world’s most famous savant, the man who inspired Dustin Hoffman’s character in the Oscar winning film ‘Rain Man’
This documentary follows Daniel as he travels to America to meet the scientists who are convinced he may hold the key to unlocking similar abilities in everyone.