Daniel Tammet is a writer, educator and linguistic who suffers from autism. In this insightful and interesting speech, Daniel Tammet discusses perception and the ways it can affect learning and understanding.
Daniel Tammet believes that different kinds of perception can create different kinds of knowledge and understandings. Demonstrating his own outstanding mental capacity to memorize numbers, data and images, he shares his theory of perception with the audience. Tammet believes that personal perceptions are at the heart of how individuals interpret things and retain knowledge. As a high-functioning autistic who perceives numbers and shapes as textures and colors, he strongly believes that aesthetic judgements and abstract reasoning guide and influence the process by which humans learn.