Mind Mapping & Creative Thinking

January 14, 2010

information overload

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“The problem of information overload, therefore, may not be the quantity of it but our inability to know what to do with it.”Danniel Tammet

Daniel Tammet is a writer, linguist and educator. A 2007 poll of 4,000 Britons named him as one of the world’s “100 living geniuses”. He is the creator of ‘Optimnem’, a website company that has provided language learning instruction to thousands around the globe. His 2006 memoir ‘Born On A Blue Day‘ describing his life with high-functioning autistic savant syndrome was a Sunday Times (UK) and New York Times bestseller. It has sold over half a million copies worldwide, and been translated into 18 languages.

Tammet is the subject of the 2005 award-winning documentary film ‘Brainman’ which has been shown in more than 40 countries. He has also made appearances on the ‘Late Show With David Letterman’, ‘ABC News’, ’60 Minutes’, and ‘Good Morning America’, and been featured in the ‘Times’, ‘Guardian’, ‘Telegraph’, and ‘Independent’ (UK) ‘New York Times’, ‘International Herald Tribune’, ‘The Advocate’, ‘Der Spiegel’, and ‘Le Monde’ (front page) among many others.

Tammet set a European record on March 14th 2004 when he recited the famous mathematical constant Pi (3.141…) to 22,514 decimal places from memory in a time of 5 hours, 9 minutes. His remarkable memory, mathematical and linguistic abilities have been studied by some of the world’s leading neuroscientists at California’s Center for Brain Studies and the UK’s Cambridge Autism Research Centre.

His new book, ‘Embracing the Wide Sky: A Tour Across the Horizons of the Mind‘, is a personal and scientific exploration of how the brain works and the differences and similarities between savant and non-savant minds. Click the ‘books’ link in the index on the left to find more.

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