Friday, April 17, 2009

Interview in Scientific American Mind

The April edition of 'Scientific American Mind' has an interview with me entitled 'Learn to Think Better: Tips from a Savant'. You can read it online here:


Cathy said...

Daniel, I can't wait to see what you do next. Writing books and blogs is one thing, but doing interviews?? Amazing! You are redefining the concept of autism spectrum disorder to include the description "anything is possible".

amanda jane said...

very cool! i have two cousins that have savantism i find it fascinating.
does every number have a specific meaning??

Diogo Melo said...

Hey there Daniel. I was already fascinated by a tv show I saw about you and your relations with numbers. Now I read this interview where you talk about your theory of hyperconnectivity and became very surprised, as I had thought something similar before. Have you noticed that the sense of humour often involves the interconnection between ideas and concepts "of normally disconnected thoughts, memories, feelings and ideas" ? Maybe this fact might suggest a connection between the pleasure human beings feel connecting previously disconnected ideas, i.e., sense oh humour, and the development of our intelligence. What do you think ?


Diogo Melo

Unknown said...

Daniel, you fascinate me a lot especially when it comes to learning a new language in a week that you've done a while ago.
Do you think you can learn Japanese in a week? I'd love to hear some Japanese words from you.

I'm your biggest fan and please keep surprising us by being you.

Best Regards,

[Brad Sedito] said...


Your literary work can be so eloquently woven into the fabric of anyone's life - every paragraph of "As Wide As The Sky" is written on a page that somebody, somewhere is finding inspiration.

Your words on creativity brings what lay buried inside the creative conscious to life, and gives it meaning. You have an understanding of life which most people will never have the fortune of grasping, and it is a breath of fresh air to read your words. At the top of my list of things to do in my life is visit France, and by some chance manage to hear you speak. You are a great, great individual, and my hat is tipped.

Thank you and regards,
Brad S

Anonymous said...

Hi Daniel, for school I read your book "Born on a Blue Day", and I am now doing a project on it for my english class. I wanted to let you know I really enjoyed your book. It made me realize were all different and thats what makes us unique. The book put me in awe about you and your experiences. you are a truely amazing person.

Barbara said...

Hello Daniel, I saw your story today on 20/20 (12/10/10). Amazing. 30 million of Americans and 50 million worldwide suffer from Tinnitus which is caused by hair cells in the inner ear being damaged. The brain cannot identify the sound coming from the auditory nerve and creates a phantom sound. Sounds can be a variety of continuous noise which never stops, never stops. There is no cure because researchers cannot locate the area in the brain which fires neurons causing the phantom sounds created. You perhaps know all about Tinnitus. Could you see those areas with your gift? Could they be colors to identify. We would be so grateful if you could help reseachers with their work. I am an American but I believe the British Tinnitis Assn. would be the team that conducts ongoing research. The dibilating afliction is mine and my worldwide suffers are searching for help for more years you won't believe. Thank you so much for your help if possible. All the best to you. Barbara in Arizona USA.