This gives me hope for an eternal hive mind or “God,” beyond what we currently understand. Not supernatural but superhuman. And Icelandic is not that difficult. Try different alphabets. Try Japanese Kanji. Try Tibetan.
Autistic people have more brain synapses (as babies do). This allows them to learn fast, but also makes them easily over stimulated. The also tend to use the visual parts of their brain when they think along side the parts normal people already use.
seems like he only knows algorithms, and has no idea what the numbers actually mean. Before we had electronic computers we had female human computers who practiced to be like this guy, and they worked crunching numbers really fast. The actual scientists just used to convert everything into a variable and solved their problems that way. Then the scientist pass that to the human computer who did the number crunching but had no idea what they were solving. Do a search in youtube for "human computer" and you'll see
I also see numbers and letters in colour (its called synthesia or sth), but I'm far away from calculating like him just in my head or memorizing 22 000 digits of Pi after having read it once, even though it helps my memory a lot...
Funny thing is his chances of reproducing isn't higher than a good looking drug addict that likes to party around... because there is no selection that favors a guy with this kind of intellect. Really makes me wonder when people say that humans will evolve to be smarter and smarter... I think people will evolve to be more "people smart", because that definitely will give them an edge in reproducing.
He is a memory genius not a real mathematical genius. Genius means solving problems that have defied solutions or using innovative methods to propose more efficient solutions. Grisha perelman is a genius, this guy is a memory wizard.
I'm so fucking jealous. He gets a seizure that tweaks his brain and makes him smarter and I get a tumor non cancerous thank god but makes me fatigue, loss of focus, and other negative affects. That's so cool he has those abilities. Wish I could buy him a beer one day and speak in person. He's interesting
The beauty of this is how, with different wiring, we can understand some things oh so well, and others not at all. As he says, emotionally hi's hindered, but from his perspective other things are incredibly easy.
I read long ago that "smart" people don't work harder, their brains have an easier time expressing their particular knowledge. It's actually easier for them, and they expend less energy.
He's doesn't invent anything beautiful in mathematics and considered as genius. This world don't know that their is very very great difference between extraordinary intelligence of mathematicians and such person who does quick calculations but have no ideas, no imaginations, no Visualisations like mathematicians. Calculations can also be done by a calculator but you can't expect an intelligence from calculators or even computers.
Impression I get is that if he has Asperger syndrome and see landscape for large number ,then it is not mathematical talent but memory wizard,to be mathematical is completely different skills indeed.Temporary lobe responsible for memory such as hippocampus for long term and amygdala for immediate as well as emotional fight or fear ,looks like these regains are highly developed as well as Broca's area for speech and wanacke area of temporary lobe responsible for language are disproportionally highly developed.I would not say it is a gift but make the best out of the disability to be unique.I would like to really relish a chance to look at inside of his brain while he generate numbers for the pi.
Wait...are there any videos of him ACTUALLY calculating something really fast and not just memorizing stuff? Like he talks about how he sees these shapes, but then he takes a really long time to answer the question so he could've done it in his head during that time. I've heard he can calculate really fast, but there seems to be no actual proof of this. Having a great memory is definitely superhuman, but much less interesting than the supposed synaesthesia.
Nature is so fucked up. Some are born with a lot and some are born with less than enough. Soon we will overcome the shortcomings of nature with our science and technology. There will one day be a time when everyone will be equal in body and mind and that only our efforts will create differences between us.
loved this and it's amazing... the multiplication problem is a little fishy. two of the three digits of the one number are 1's. makes it alot easier. i can do it myself but it's pretty painful the mental effort required.
I don't understand how he is portrayed as a numerical genius and then does 131 x 53 in his head as if that is some kind of extraordinary feat. I got it in about 8 seconds. and I don't have his gifts of autism and seizures.
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