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Daniel Tammet (1979 - )
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Tammet was born and raised in East London. He is the eldest of nine children. At four, he suffered epileptic seizures which he subsequently outgrew following medical treatment. He was diagnosed with Asperger syndrome (a high-functioning form of autism) by the Autism Research Centre at Cambridge University at age twenty-five.
e was the subject of a documentary film in the UK entitled The Boy With The Incredible Brain, which was first broadcast on the British television channel Five on 23 May 2005. The documentary showed his meeting with Kim Peek, a world famous savant. Peek is shown hugging Tammet telling him that "Some day you will be as great as I am", to which Tammet replies "That was a wonderful compliment, what an aspiration to have!"