Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Lili's question for the day

Has a skeptical paper or letter or other form of document about Daniel Tammet ever been published in a peer-reviewed journal? 


Anonymous said...

There's another paper discussing Tammet recently published:

"Veridical mapping in savant abilities, absolute pitch, and synesthesia: An autism case study"

Tammet's case is again discussed without the slightest hint of skepticism or critical thinking. So the answer to your question of the day remains: "Not yet".


Lili Marlene said...

Thanks for the tip, Tomas.

We know that as early as July 2005 the was skepticism expressed online about Tammet, as noted by Jon Sutton in a review of "The Boy with the Amazing Brain" (sic) in The Psychologist, and we know that some of that was written by Ben Pridmore. Those scientists certainly take a while to catch on.