Saturday, March 17, 2007
Daniel Tammet aka Brain Man

I recently followed a link on a search engine news page entitled "Brain Man."  It took me to the Sixty Minutes TV show's video clips of their recent interview with Daniel Tammet, an extemely unique individual among us on the planet.  His nickname Brainman came about from a Science Channel documentary about his savant abilities.  Unlike Kim Peek, the inspiration for the Tom Cruise / Dustin Hoffman film, "Rain Man," with which most of us are so familiar, Tammet has consciously taught himself the social interactive skills that autistic people normally lack.  This sets him in an even more unique category among savants.

He can explain how his amazing mind works to the rest of us.

Daniel Tammet has unbelievable abilities of memory and calculation of numbers.  He broke a European record for reciting the numeric representation of Pi to over 22,000 digits.  When you and I can barely remember our 4-digit ATM PIN, wouldn't it be helpful to understand how he does this?  He can calculate 512 to the 4th power and spit out the answer faster than you or I could punch it into a calculator.

Tammet's descriptions of how he sees numbers in his own mind is a sublime vision that I can only personally compare to the scene in which Cuba Gooding Jr. is teaching Robin Williams how to fly in the film, "What Dreams May Come."  Tammet apparently sees numbers with shapes and colors.  His calculations are like a journey through and an instantaneous vision of the beautiful landscape in his mind.

While we mere mortals may never quite understand or ever duplicate Tammet's numeric visions, there are some earthly mnemonic methods you can employ to increase the capabilities of your memory with numbers.  One method that I have tried myself involves assigning phonetic sounds to the numbers zero to nine, which then create words, and the words can then paint visual images of long numbers.  This phonetic method is taught in "Advanced Mega Memory."  It takes some initial motivation to learn a new skill, dedication to practice it, and then some tenacity to continue using it -- but I can certainly vouch that it works.

Daniel Tammet's story personally inspires me.  Here are some additional links you may want to check out:

Born on a Blue Day - Inside the Extraordinary Mind of an Autistic Savant
Daniel Tammet's memoir

Optimnem
Daniel Tammet's website

Brainman, At Rest in His Oasis by Sarah Lyall, New York Times
A well-written, recent update about Tammet's home life in Kent.
(registration required -- or -- bugmenot.com)

Autism, Autism Spectrum and Asperger Syndrome
wikipedia

Neuro Diversity - a great resource for parents and info on autism
Also: check out another version of the Ekman facial recognition game/test.

Daily Doses and Tiny Treasures
Blogdrive blogs written by parents of special kids

Three more movies I've seen and loved:



Kevin Spacey is too cool:
K-Pax
Staring Kevin Spacey


Based on a true story:
A Beautiful Mind



Bruce always saves the day:
Mercury Rising
Staring Bruce Willis



Posted at 01:17 am by John Furie Zacharias

The dogs are dead
September 28, 2012   03:29 PM PDT
 
And they're still incurring evil from their prior life (ves).
Junior Seau is a good example::The real, a 20-something in her next life, making progress and the gods allow the fake to committ suicide.
AND close the restaurant.

There was a very real perception that bi-racial was much worse for the white than it was for the person of color. The liberal culture, which was designed and promoted with the god's tools to achieve their Apocalyptic goals, screamed racism when there was a very reasonable explanation for this reality::::
In this white punishment known as the United States the person of color has already adopted the disfavors/temptations intended for another race. But by associating/mating with a person of color the white is newly adopting the disfavors of another culture.
And this is the reason why people of color are not welcome in the United States. The gods control everything:::The perception they want to create, the thoughts they want you to have.
People of color can't recover from absorbing the temptations from two cultures. And why they become more and more like so many blacks in America:::Veterans at absorbing the temptations of two cultures.
To further illustrate this is why California's educational system/funding was ranked #1 when California was white:::Education being the basis of the affluent economic system. Now even public higher education has become unaffordable.

The gods placed us all into our own corners of the globe. As such for thousands of years we spent time and reproduced with out own kind.
This is why mobilty/travel, biracial unions/offspring and partaking of other cultures is a sin::::
Each has it's own elements of disfavor, and by experiencing other cultures you are being exposed to these disfavors, which if people may adopt will make their state even worse than prior.
The United States has been considered a "melting pot" where rejects from around the world were sent when kicked out of their motherland.
Remember, this concept of cultural diversity is an element of the liberal platform the gods used to promote societal decay, revealed on the map with the "beast" that is the SanFranciscoBayArea and the spread of social deterioration that spread to the rest of the country and eventually to the entire globe.

As with so many things in this life "less is more". Sex is one of those things. They used the liberal age to promote casual "free" sex intentionally::Combined with "women's lib" and their initiation into the "trenches" of the workplace as well as other issues like alcohol consumption the people experienced a mass masculinization of the females.
The gods use sex as temptation. This is why the most disfavored among us are preoccupied with it. While some may feel being well-endowed is a sign of favor the truth is just the opposite. And often the result is misogyny, a belittling of the favored gender, and stagnation of the people as a whole.
Less is more. When young women experience passing thoughts which say you're doing something wrong instead of fighting or dismissing the thought you should heed the warning. Sadly in today's world too many experience prolonged periods of promiscuity in their lives, whereas if married by 15 like throughout human history this disfavor was avoided.
Don't forget:::It is children who ascend into heaven, and the absence of sexual activity is one reason. Their general innocence is another, which should help you see the destructive nature of adult life in today's society.

Ronald Reagan spent the communist block into submission with defense buildup, and in the process increased the National debt from $1 trillion in 1980 to $6 trillion when he left office.
W charged both the Iraq and Afghanistan wars to the national debt, honest numbers to come.
The gods used W to initiate the "Great Recession" with deliberate legislation/regulation changes, allowing the sub-prime fiasco and corporate irresponsibility/criminal behavior which led to the multi-trillion dollar stimulous package, pocketted by Republican friends and donors::::$5 trillion charged to the National credit card.
This corruption is one element of evil in the party of good. War mongering is another.
Damned if you do, Damned if you don't::::With the Democrats you subscribe to social decay via liberlism, which WILL lead to the Apocalypse. Republicans are being used by the gods to bankrupt the United States, ultimately motivating people to the point of "desperation prayer" once anarchy presides::::Punishment designed to correct your behavior.

The gods behave monsterously in the course of managing Planet Earth but they demand people be good if you are to have a chance to ascend in a future life. Anyone the gods role play telepathically they have a legacy of hurting others, the more they hurt the more eggregious in history their legacy.
Not only is doing the right things important (praying, attoning for your sins, thinking the right way:::accepting humility, modesty, vulnerability), so is avoiding the wrong things important as well:::"Go and sin no more".
 

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