This is the breathtaking story of Daniel Tammet. A twenty-something with extraordinary mental abilities, Daniel is one of the world’s few savants. He can do calculations to 100 decimal places in his head, and learn a language in a week.
He also meets the world’s most famous savant, the man who inspired Dustin Hoffman’s character in the Oscar winning film ‘Rain Man’.
This documentary follows Daniel as he travels to America to meet the scientists who are convinced he may hold the key to unlocking similar abilities in everyone.
Daniel Tammet is the author of “Born On A Blue Day: Inside the Extraordinary Mind of an Autistic Savant,” about his life with high-functioning autistic savant syndrome. He runs the language-learning site Optimnem, and his new book is “Embracing the Wide Sky: A Tour Across the Horizons of the Mind“.