Top 20 people with the World’s Best Memory (P.2) Daniel Tammet: Mathematical Genius Visualizes Numbers, Solves Problems in Blink of an Eye


( Daniel Tammet FRSA (born Daniel Paul Corney, 31 January 1979) is an English essayist, mathematician, novelist, poet, translator, and savant. His memoir, Born on a Blue Day (2006), is about his early life with Asperger syndrome and savant syndrome. Tammet is a graduate of the Open University with a Bachelor of Arts degree with first-class honours in the humanities.

Daniel Tammet was named a "Best Book for Young Adults" in 2008 by the American Library Association's Young Adult Library Services magazine. His second book, Embracing the Wide Sky, was one of France's best-selling books of 2009. His third book, Thinking in Numbers, was published in 2012 by Hodder & Stoughton in the United Kingdom and in 2013 by Little, Brown and Company in the United States and Canada.

After the World Memory Championships, Tammet participated in a group study, later published in the New Year 2003 edition of Nature Neuroscience. The researchers investigated the reasons for the memory champions' superior performance. They reported that they used "strategies for encoding information with the sole purpose of making it more memorable", and concluded that superior memory was not driven by exceptional intellectual ability or differences in brain structure.

In his mind, Tammet says, each positive integer up to 10,000 has its own unique shape, colour, texture and feel. He has described his visual image of 289 as particularly ugly, 333 as particularly attractive, and pi, though not an integer, as beautiful. The number 6 apparently has no distinct image yet what he describes as an almost small nothingness, opposite to the number 9, which he says is large, towering, and quite intimidating. He describes the number 117 as "a handsome number. It's tall, it's a lanky number, a little bit wobbly." He described David Letterman with the number 117 in these terms when interviewed on the Letterman Show. In his memoir, he describes undergoing a synaesthetic and emotional response for numbers and words.

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