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Friday, February 18, 2005 "A genius explains" on Guardian, sheds light on an autistic mind. Theory that the right brain takes over left brain's duties when it fails sounds incredible, which in turn explains why a person with remarkable processing abilities sees things the way he/she does.
Q | Tammet is calculating 377 multiplied by 795. Actually, he isn't "calculating": there is nothing conscious about what he is doing. He arrives at the answer instantly. Since his epileptic fit, he has been able to see numbers as shapes, colours and textures. The number two, for instance, is a motion, and five is a clap of thunder. "When I multiply numbers together, I see two shapes. The image starts to change and evolve, and a third shape emerges. That's the answer. It's mental imagery. It's like maths without having to think." | Q
Draws parallel with Bluejay*, the music genius' words: "It just usually comes right the first time" [on why he never revises his compositions].
Also introduced to Kim Peek, "the real-life character who inspired 'Rain Man', who can read two pages simultaneously, one with each eye".
Stunning brain feats apart, the writing guides us on a short journey into Tammet's world. posted by pradeep | Permalink | (5)
He may have, already.
Orkut has a Vedic Math community. I had a friend who was very much into Vedic math too. Very interesting stuff.
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Thanks Ranga. Orkut group had few interesting posts.