Daniel Tammett Research Paper

Good Essays
Topics: Psychology, Memory
Daniel Tammett is an extraordinary person in more ways than one. He has savant syndrome, which in itself is extremely rare. Savants have skills such as superior memory, lightening calculation, calendar calculating, musical ability, artistic ability, and/or language ability. Daniel has many of these. Daniel also has a “visual, emotional experience of numbers” (2) called synesthesia, which is also “a rare neurological mixing of the senses” (2), and on top of those two disorders, he also has Asperger’s syndrome. Having one of those can be so debilitating that it can be extremely hard to function in the world, but having three?? If someone were to say they had those disorders, it would be assumed that he/she would be living in a hospital because they would need help with daily living. Daniel is strong though, and he never let any of his disorders keep him down. That is a unique thing about him. …show more content…
He “spent hours looking at book after book trying in vain to find one that had my name on it” (12), he then realized that if he wanted to see his name on a book, he “was going to have to write it first” (12). Now, college students are reading his book with his name on the cover. There are many reasons, besides the fact he wanted to see his name on a book, that Daniel wrote this book. Today he is “living completely independently, with a loving relationship and a career” (12). Daniel says that if someone had “told my parents ten years ago” (12) that this is where he would be, they would not have believed it, and he may not have either. One reason Daniel gives for writing this book is, “Writing about my life has given me the opportunity to get some perspective on just how far I’ve come, and to trace the arc of my journey up to the present” (12). This book is a type of journal for Daniel; if he gets discouraged he can read it and realize the obstacles that he overcame and that he can still do much

You May Also Find These Documents Helpful

  • Powerful Essays

    Daniel 9 Research Paper

    • 3534 Words
    • 15 Pages

    exegetical study of Daniel 9:24-27 A research paper submitted to Dr. James Todd Ph.D. In Partial Fulfillment of the requirements For BIBL450 Liberty University Online By David Cobb Fort Worth, Texas June 13, 2013 THE SEVENTY SEVENS: AN EXEGETICAL STUDY OF DANIEL 9:24-27 Throughout church history, orthodox scholars and theologians from various positions have come to the agreement that the life, ministry, death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ completed Daniel 9. Such theologians…

    • 3534 Words
    • 15 Pages
    Powerful Essays
  • Satisfactory Essays

    Mrs. Harms English 1 27 October 2016 The Rise and Fall of Daniel Boone Daniel Boone was one of America’s favourite Hunters, trappers and survivalists who was held captive by natives, but escaped after four weeks. Squire Boone (Daniels father ) lived in England, but moved to Pennsylvania where he meets his wife in 1713. Daniel is born on the 2nd of november, 1734. Daniel “tends the family’s cattle and often wanders into the woods” (Daniel Boone Homestead). Boone was given his first gun when he…

    • 200 Words
    • 1 Page
    Satisfactory Essays
  • Better Essays

    Daniel was a spiritual leader that opened the eyes of many people to God and the many wonders of God. Daniel’s name can be interpreted as “God is my judge.” Daniel had a very eventful life from interpreting dreams to getting thrown into the lions’ den. Daniel was known for his God-given ability to interpret dreams. This God-given ability got him out of trouble but also put him into some trouble as well. Even through all the hardships that Daniel had to endure he never lost his faith in God.…

    • 1041 Words
    • 5 Pages
    Better Essays
  • Good Essays

    the Hebrew scriptures of Daniel, gives details about making the right choice. Daniel, lived in Judah along with Nebuchadnezzar, the Babylonian took control of the nation, in the early 600 BC. Nebuchadnezzar, took a group of prominent families to Babylon. Daniel was appointed to become the Kings assistant,because of his wisdom and talents. Although, he was sent off to be trained for his new position. During the Jews exile there, were many challenge and obstacles. Daniel had to interact in many situations…

    • 852 Words
    • 4 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Good Essays

    Daniel Boone,an American explorer was born in Berks county,Pennsylvania.Daniel learned some Blacksmithing,but didn't have much time for education.His parents left Pennsylvania in 1750, bound for the Yadkin Valley of the northwest,North Carolina.Boone served as a wagoner and married a neighbor's daughter,Rebecca Bryan,in 1756.Daniel purchased the land back in North Carolina,from his father,but never farmed on it,which he loved to roam.Daniel died on September 26,1820,at age 86 at his son's home near…

    • 307 Words
    • 2 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Satisfactory Essays

    I do know you. Daniel AlliStair Kaffee, born June 8th, 1964 at Boston Mercy Hospital. Your father's Lionel Kaffee, former Navy Judge Advocate and Attorney General, of the United States, died 1985. You went to Harvard Law on a Navy scholarship, probably because that's what your father wanted you to do, and now you're just treading water for the three years you've gotta serve in the JAG Corps, just kinda layin' low til you can get out and get a real job. And if that's the situation, that's fine, I…

    • 311 Words
    • 2 Pages
    Satisfactory Essays
  • Good Essays

    during the October days; these fun times are what makes this place so magical to not just me but for everyone. The bunnies are hopping and the birds are chirping telling you it’s spring. Spring is wonderful and the best part is Easter and of course Daniel Stowe…

    • 860 Words
    • 4 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Good Essays

    Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit On a brisk spring 12th to the 24th (resources are mixed) of May in 1686, a Mr. Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit was brought into the sweet town of Danzig. Daniel did not grow up with both of his parents. His family members were merchants that moved from one city another. Fahrenheit's great-grandfather had loved in Rostock, although research suggests that the Fahrenheit family originated in Hildesheim. In 1650, Daniel's grandfather, Reinhold Fahrenheit vom Kneiphof moved from…

    • 333 Words
    • 2 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Good Essays

    Daniel Shays, a small Massachusetts farmer, was a hero because he started a rebellion. This rebellion started on September 29, 1786 (10 days). This rebellion against the government was called Shays’ Rebellion, which consisted of Shays and a group of farmers fighting against unfair taxes. Daniel Shays was heroic, because he fought against a very unfair government. He fought for not only for himself, but also the people. First of all, Daniel Shays was fighting a tyrannical government that was taxing…

    • 348 Words
    • 2 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Good Essays

    Daniel Hale Williams was born on January 18, 1856 in Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania to Daniel and Sarah Williams. Daniel was the fifth out of eight children. His father was a barber, who later died when Daniel was nine. His mother was unable to manage and provide for all the children on her own, so she sent some relatives in Baltimore, Maryland. Daniel was apprenticed to a shoemaker in Baltimore, which he done for three years while he was still a young child. He later ran away to join his mother…

    • 825 Words
    • 4 Pages
    Good Essays