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The Real Rain Man - Documentary - Kim Peek is arguably the world's most famous savant and the inspiration behind the Oscar-winning film, Rain Man. Described as "a living Google", Kim is a confounding mix of disability and brilliance that has baffled neurosurgeons. Most savants have only one dominating interest, but Kim seems to soak up everything: from sport to politics and even the minutiae of the British monarchy.

The Real Rain Man - Documentary - Kim Peek is arguably the world's most famous savant and the inspiration behind the Oscar-winning film, Rain Man. Described as "a living Google", Kim is a confounding mix of disability and brilliance that has baffled neurosurgeons. Most savants have only one dominating interest, but Kim seems to soak up everything: from sport to politics and even the minutiae of the British monarchy.

Kim Peek, Inspiration for ‘Rain Man,’ Dies at 58 - Obituary (Obit) - NYTimes.com   Fascinating man!

Kim Peek, Inspiration for ‘Rain Man,’ Dies at 58

Kim Peek, Inspiration for ‘Rain Man,’ Dies at 58 - Obituary (Obit) - NYTimes.com Fascinating man!

Kim Peek the autistic man who remembers everything He's ever read!

Kim Peek the autistic man who remembers everything He's ever read!

ELABORARE, ELABORARE, ELABORARE... - Qualche tempo fa, seguivo una trasmissione in TV su Kim Peek.    Il suo nome probabilmente non vi dice nulla, ma forse avete sentito parlare di Rain Man: il film con Tom Cruise e Dustin Hofmann che racconta le vicende umane e le straordinarie capacità di un adulto autistico. Il personaggio interpretato da Hoffman si ispira appunto a Kim Peek, che è il "vero" Rain Man.

ELABORARE, ELABORARE, ELABORARE... - Qualche tempo fa, seguivo una trasmissione in TV su Kim Peek. Il suo nome probabilmente non vi dice nulla, ma forse avete sentito parlare di Rain Man: il film con Tom Cruise e Dustin Hofmann che racconta le vicende umane e le straordinarie capacità di un adulto autistico. Il personaggio interpretato da Hoffman si ispira appunto a Kim Peek, che è il "vero" Rain Man.

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Alonzo Clemens a talented artist and sculpture. Life after brain injury

Alonzo Clemens a talented artist and sculpture. Life after brain injury

Kim Peek's brain lacked a corpus callosum, which normally connects the two hemispheres, yet he had extraordinary mental abilities.  He could read at lightning speed. He could quickly absorb loads of information and recall it easily, making him like a living encyclopedia and a walking GPS. He could provide driving directions between almost any two cities in the world. He could also do calendar calculations, remember old baseball scores and a vast amount of musical, historical and political…

Kim Peek's brain lacked a corpus callosum, which normally connects the two hemispheres, yet he had extraordinary mental abilities. He could read at lightning speed. He could quickly absorb loads of information and recall it easily, making him like a living encyclopedia and a walking GPS. He could provide driving directions between almost any two cities in the world. He could also do calendar calculations, remember old baseball scores and a vast amount of musical, historical and political…

A major brain injury left Alonzo Clemons with a severe intellectual disability. He became an amazing artist.

A major brain injury left Alonzo Clemons with a severe intellectual disability. He became an amazing artist.

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