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Monday
Aug132007

"The Boy With The Incredible Brain" Blows Me Away

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. 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. He also meets Kim Peek - the world's most famous savant, the man who inspired Dustin Hoffman's character in the Oscar winning film 'Rain Man' (2005). Kim has a double photographic memory and can recall everything he has ever read. He speed reads by scanning opposing pages at the same time, one page with each eye.

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