The Boy With The Incredible Brain: Brain Man (Super Genius Documentary) | Real Stories

Brain Man: The Boy With The Incredible Brain

An extraordinary documentary on the brainpower of Daniel T, the young Englishman who could be the world’s greatest mental athlete. Daniel is not just a calculating wizard, but also a memory champion and super linguist.

He speaks nine languages. Daniel, the oldest of seven children, has been able to do amazing calculations after an epileptic fit when he was 3 years old. He was even able to remember over 22,000 numbers in a public display of his ability. But how does he do it? Leading scientists explore the extraordinary world of this real-life Rainman. Daniel’s psychological make-up is explored by Cambridge University autism expert Professor Simon Baron Cohen who delves into his childhood experiences in an effort to explain his remarkable abilities. In America Daniel meets other extraordinary people like himself, known as “savants” — including Kim Peek, whose story was the basis of the movie “Rainman”. Brain scientists at the Salk Institute in San Diego, including Professor V S Ramachandra, are astounded at his skills and discover the key to Daniel’s ability is his visual imagery which his brain “sees” when he hears a number, this condition is known as synaesthesia. To show it’s not just numbers Daniel can remember — he also learns one of the world’s hardest languages, Icelandic, in just one week — and gets interviewed on Icelandic TV after only 7 days of learning to speak it.

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25 thoughts on “The Boy With The Incredible Brain: Brain Man (Super Genius Documentary) | Real Stories”

  1. Yees when I kame froom Mexico coyote say it to me, hey you have good brain becaz you remember it way how to crozz border into tha United Estates

  2. It's when you feel uncomfortable around people because they are not on your level of awareness (so to speak) it becomes hard to speak to or be around people who aren't as smart as you. You feel all alone in the world, just like the movie "Idiocracy". No one understands you, so you become withdrawn and hermit-like. Even Einstein was in a mental hospital

  3. Oh! I remember this bloke. He is truly amazing. I would love to know what he is doing currently. I would hope he's working in a scientific field of some sort. Especially mathematics.

    I have to figure out how to save this video. His is my most favourite story human ability of all time!

  4. It took me at least 10 seconds to multiply 37 to the second. This is how I did it: 37*10=370*3=1110
    I think he can do this by understanding complex things on an intuitive level nonverbally. His brain takes up abstract info from the environment and his subconscious analyzes the info and it's encoded. Basically, his conscious and subconscious communicate differently than other peoples and this contributes to how he processes information. I analyzed this stuff for a long time and now its encoded in my brain to where I can access that information intuitively with little thinking. I think I might have some differences in where my conscious and subconscious communicates. I have ADHD and have always spaced out and sometimes I'd understand something right away and it would be super abstract and come and go to quick to process. I struggle with working memory did the same sort of thing. I tend to analyze everything subconsciously sometimes too, but it seems to be nonverbal. I use this stuff to read people's personality in depth. I have prophetic dreams about really random things when in new environments and I have auras synesthesia, color letter/number synesthesia, sound color and sound taste synesthesia. I found this very interesting.

  5. Nonsense, if this was true he’d be the worlds richest billionaire, not Elon musk. You have to have brains to be able to invent stuff and make a chit load of money! Where is this kid today? How come he’s not in the National news showing us how successful he’s been?!

  6. This is all verry facinating but why arent these guys billionnaire or nobelprizewinners or even fieldsmedal laureats ?? Interesting but pointless in this capitalistic society or any to be frank, in primitive societies they would be mora a burden then anything, in our society they have the level of a freak circus, an interesting outlier to study, nothing more

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