Tuesday, January 30, 2007
I am fascinated by autistic savants. Their abilities--such as making mathematical calculations as fast as a computer, or playing a complex musical composition perfectly after hearing it only once--are truly amazing. Last Sunday 60 Minutes featured a segment on Daniel Tammet, a very high-functioning savant. Unfortunately, I missed most of the segment, but found an article on the segment on CBS' website. Check it out; Daniel Tammet is astounding.