60 Minutes: Brain Man

CBS’s 60 Minutes profiled a Daniel Tammet who is called “Brain Man” in his native Britain.

Tammet is a savant without the mental disabilities of other savants who can describe this thought processes to scientists. He sees numbers as colors and shapes. It’s remarkable.

He has also memorized and recited the constant Pi out to 22,514 numbers. It took over five hours and he did it without making any mistakes.

I love when 60 Minutes does segments on the mysteries of the human mind. We have barely scratched the surface when it comes to understanding how our brains work and what we are capable of.