Written by Daniel Tammet.
Read by James Anthony Pearson.
Daniel Tammet's new book of essays celebrates "the science of imagination": mathematics. Today, he recalls how his time as a children's maths tutor helped to illuminate and inform his thoughts on how humans approach and understand numbers.
Daniel Tammet is hailed the world over for his unique intelligence shaped by high-functioning autistic savant syndrome. He perceives words and numbers as shapes, colours, and emotions, and holds the European record for reciting the mathematical constant Pi to 22,514 decimal places. Tammet's idiosyncratic world view gives us new perspectives on the universal questions of what it is to be human and how we make meaning in our lives.
Abridged and produced by Kirsteen Cameron.