Thursday, November 24, 2011

Lili's exasperated thought for the day

For crying out loud! Researchers are still writing papers that cite the case of Daniel Tammet as evidence of something to do with savantism, and respected journals are still publishing them:


Anonymous said...

For crying out loud indeed...

And notable that Ramachandran has put his name to this paper. I think this is the first paper that confirms that Ramachandran is a true believer in Tammet - I haven't seen anything else from him (apart from a poster that noted that Tammet might be using mnemonics).

Mr Anon

Lili Marlene said...

I'm no fan of Rama, but I was rather disappointed that he appears to have abandoned his skeptical view of Tammet. I've not found other mentions of Tammet in Ramachandran's work.