Amazing Minds: Inside Autism

July 18, 2010
(was 08.02.2009)

He's been described as "the most remarkable mind on the planet" and one of the world's "100 living geniuses." Daniel Tammet lives with high-functioning autistic savant syndrome. He's able to recite the mathematical constant Pi to over 22,500 decimal places from memory. But Tammet says that the differences between savant and non-savant minds are exaggerated. Daniel Tammet explains how his amazing mind works. Also, philosophy professor Ian Hacking on "Humans, Aliens and Autism."

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