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Daniel Tammet

Daniel Tammet (born 1979) is a British autistic savant gifted with a facility for mathematics problems, sequence memory, and natural language learning.

Unlike many savants, Tammet is not severely developmentally disabled. He is independent and, although reportedly nervous around large groups of people, does not have the severe lack of social skills that many autistic savants have. Significantly, he is therefore able to articulate his savant experience. describing his mathematical calculations in terms of shape-form and visualizations and emotionally sensitive reactions (a particular fondness for pi) rather than by traditional methodical processes. Tammet holds the European record for remembering and recounting pi, recounting it in a several hour session to its 22514th digit.


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