Sunday, February 20, 2005

A Genius Explains

The abilities of savants and autistic individuals have fascinated and intrigued people for years, but there has been very little explanation of how and why the extraordinary capabilities work.

The Guardian has an article describing Daniel Tammet, an autistic savant. What makes him particularly interesting is his ability to describe how he thinks.

Good article that makes one wonder about the amount of unused capability we are all carrying around on our shoulders.

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