Thinking In Numbers

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01Counting To Four In Icelandic2012082020170724 (BBC7)

Daniel Tammet explores the ways in which different cultures approach and describe numbers.

Written by Daniel Tammet.
Read by James Anthony Pearson.

First of five extracts from Daniel Tammet's new book of essays that celebrates "the science of imagination": mathematics. Today's essay explores the different ways in which cultures across the world approach and describe numbers.

Daniel Tammet is hailed the world over for his extraordinary mind and unique intelligence shaped by high-functioning autistic savant syndrome. He perceives words and numbers as shapes, colours, and emotions, and holds the European record for reciting the mathematical constant Pi to 22,514 decimal places. For Tammet, numbers are beautiful and illuminate our everyday thoughts and lives. His idiosyncratic world view gives us new perspectives on the universal questions of what it is to be human and how we make meaning in our lives.

Abridged and produced by Kirsteen Cameron.

Written by Daniel Tammet.

Read by James Anthony Pearson.

First of five extracts from Daniel Tammet's new book of essays that celebrates "the science of imagination": mathematics. Today's essay explores the different ways in which cultures across the world approach and describe numbers.

Daniel Tammet is hailed the world over for his extraordinary mind and unique intelligence shaped by high-functioning autistic savant syndrome. He perceives words and numbers as shapes, colours, and emotions, and holds the European record for reciting the mathematical constant Pi to 22,514 decimal places. For Tammet, numbers are beautiful and illuminate our everyday thoughts and lives. His idiosyncratic world view gives us new perspectives on the universal questions of what it is to be human and how we make meaning in our lives.

Abridged and produced by Kirsteen Cameron.

01Counting to Four in Icelandic2012082020120821

Daniel Tammet explores the ways in which different cultures approach and describe numbers.

Written by Daniel Tammet.

Read by James Anthony Pearson.

First of five extracts from Daniel Tammet's new book of essays that celebrates "the science of imagination": mathematics. Today's essay explores the different ways in which cultures across the world approach and describe numbers.

Daniel Tammet is hailed the world over for his extraordinary mind and unique intelligence shaped by high-functioning autistic savant syndrome. He perceives words and numbers as shapes, colours, and emotions, and holds the European record for reciting the mathematical constant Pi to 22,514 decimal places. For Tammet, numbers are beautiful and illuminate our everyday thoughts and lives. His idiosyncratic world view gives us new perspectives on the universal questions of what it is to be human and how we make meaning in our lives.

Abridged and produced by Kirsteen Cameron.

Written by Daniel Tammet.

Read by James Anthony Pearson.

First of five extracts from Daniel Tammet's new book of essays that celebrates "the science of imagination": mathematics. Today's essay explores the different ways in which cultures across the world approach and describe numbers.

Daniel Tammet is hailed the world over for his extraordinary mind and unique intelligence shaped by high-functioning autistic savant syndrome. He perceives words and numbers as shapes, colours, and emotions, and holds the European record for reciting the mathematical constant Pi to 22,514 decimal places. For Tammet, numbers are beautiful and illuminate our everyday thoughts and lives. His idiosyncratic world view gives us new perspectives on the universal questions of what it is to be human and how we make meaning in our lives.

Abridged and produced by Kirsteen Cameron.

Daniel Tammet explores the ways in which different cultures approach and describe numbers.

02Classroom Intuitions2012082120170725 (BBC7)

Why being a maths tutor helped Daniel Tammet grasp how humans approach numbers.

Written by Daniel Tammet.
Read by James Anthony Pearson.

Daniel Tammet's new book of essays celebrates "the science of imagination": mathematics. Today, he recalls how his time as a children's maths tutor helped to illuminate and inform his thoughts on how humans approach and understand numbers.

Daniel Tammet is hailed the world over for his unique intelligence shaped by high-functioning autistic savant syndrome. He perceives words and numbers as shapes, colours, and emotions, and holds the European record for reciting the mathematical constant Pi to 22,514 decimal places. Tammet's idiosyncratic world view gives us new perspectives on the universal questions of what it is to be human and how we make meaning in our lives.

Abridged and produced by Kirsteen Cameron.

Former maths tutor Daniel Tammet recounts his pupils' refreshing approach to numbers.

Written by Daniel Tammet.

Read by James Anthony Pearson.

Daniel Tammet's new book of essays celebrates "the science of imagination": mathematics. Today, he recalls how his time as a children's maths tutor helped to illuminate and inform his thoughts on how humans approach and understand numbers.

Daniel Tammet is hailed the world over for his unique intelligence shaped by high-functioning autistic savant syndrome. He perceives words and numbers as shapes, colours, and emotions, and holds the European record for reciting the mathematical constant Pi to 22,514 decimal places. Tammet's idiosyncratic world view gives us new perspectives on the universal questions of what it is to be human and how we make meaning in our lives.

Abridged and produced by Kirsteen Cameron.

02Classroom Intuitions2012082120120822

Former maths tutor Daniel Tammet recounts his pupils' refreshing approach to numbers.

Written by Daniel Tammet.

Read by James Anthony Pearson.

Daniel Tammet's new book of essays celebrates "the science of imagination": mathematics. Today, he recalls how his time as a children's maths tutor helped to illuminate and inform his thoughts on how humans approach and understand numbers.

Daniel Tammet is hailed the world over for his unique intelligence shaped by high-functioning autistic savant syndrome. He perceives words and numbers as shapes, colours, and emotions, and holds the European record for reciting the mathematical constant Pi to 22,514 decimal places. Tammet's idiosyncratic world view gives us new perspectives on the universal questions of what it is to be human and how we make meaning in our lives.

Abridged and produced by Kirsteen Cameron.

Written by Daniel Tammet.

Read by James Anthony Pearson.

Daniel Tammet's new book of essays celebrates "the science of imagination": mathematics. Today, he recalls how his time as a children's maths tutor helped to illuminate and inform his thoughts on how humans approach and understand numbers.

Daniel Tammet is hailed the world over for his unique intelligence shaped by high-functioning autistic savant syndrome. He perceives words and numbers as shapes, colours, and emotions, and holds the European record for reciting the mathematical constant Pi to 22,514 decimal places. Tammet's idiosyncratic world view gives us new perspectives on the universal questions of what it is to be human and how we make meaning in our lives.

Abridged and produced by Kirsteen Cameron.

Former maths tutor Daniel Tammet recounts his pupils' refreshing approach to numbers.

03Snowman2012082220170726 (BBC7)

Daniel Tammet examines the mathematical complexity of snow.

Written by Daniel Tammet.
Read by James Anthony Pearson.

Daniel Tammet's new book of essays celebrates "the science of imagination": mathematics. In this extract, he examines the mathematical complexity of snow.

Daniel Tammet is hailed the world over for his unique intelligence shaped by high-functioning autistic savant syndrome. His idiosyncratic world view provides new perspectives on the universal questions of what it is to be human and how we make meaning in our lives.

Abridged and produced by Kirsteen Cameron.

Written by Daniel Tammet.

Read by James Anthony Pearson.

Daniel Tammet's new book of essays celebrates "the science of imagination": mathematics. In this extract, he examines the mathematical complexity of snow.

Daniel Tammet is hailed the world over for his unique intelligence shaped by high-functioning autistic savant syndrome. His idiosyncratic world view provides new perspectives on the universal questions of what it is to be human and how we make meaning in our lives.

Abridged and produced by Kirsteen Cameron.

03Snowman2012082220120823

Daniel Tammet examines the mathematical complexity of snow.

Written by Daniel Tammet.

Read by James Anthony Pearson.

Daniel Tammet's new book of essays celebrates "the science of imagination": mathematics. In this extract, he examines the mathematical complexity of snow.

Daniel Tammet is hailed the world over for his unique intelligence shaped by high-functioning autistic savant syndrome. His idiosyncratic world view provides new perspectives on the universal questions of what it is to be human and how we make meaning in our lives.

Abridged and produced by Kirsteen Cameron.

Written by Daniel Tammet.

Read by James Anthony Pearson.

Daniel Tammet's new book of essays celebrates "the science of imagination": mathematics. In this extract, he examines the mathematical complexity of snow.

Daniel Tammet is hailed the world over for his unique intelligence shaped by high-functioning autistic savant syndrome. His idiosyncratic world view provides new perspectives on the universal questions of what it is to be human and how we make meaning in our lives.

Abridged and produced by Kirsteen Cameron.

Daniel Tammet examines the mathematical complexity of snow.

04The Cataract Of Time2012082320170727 (BBC7)

Daniel Tammet's essay explores how our experience of time changes as we age.

Written by Daniel Tammet.
Read by James Anthony Pearson.

Daniel Tammet's new collection of essays celebrates mathematics as "the science of imagination". In this extract he interrogates how our experience of time changes as we age.

Daniel Tammet is hailed the world over for his unique intelligence shaped by high-functioning autistic savant syndrome. His idiosyncratic world view provides new perspectives on the universal questions of what it is to be human and how we make meaning in our lives.

Abridged and produced by Kirsteen Cameron.

Written by Daniel Tammet.

Read by James Anthony Pearson.

Daniel Tammet's new collection of essays celebrates mathematics as "the science of imagination". In this extract he interrogates how our experience of time changes as we age.

Daniel Tammet is hailed the world over for his unique intelligence shaped by high-functioning autistic savant syndrome. His idiosyncratic world view provides new perspectives on the universal questions of what it is to be human and how we make meaning in our lives.

Abridged and produced by Kirsteen Cameron.

04The Cataract of Time2012082320120824

Daniel Tammet's essay explores how our experience of time changes as we age.

Written by Daniel Tammet.

Read by James Anthony Pearson.

Daniel Tammet's new collection of essays celebrates mathematics as "the science of imagination". In this extract he interrogates how our experience of time changes as we age.

Daniel Tammet is hailed the world over for his unique intelligence shaped by high-functioning autistic savant syndrome. His idiosyncratic world view provides new perspectives on the universal questions of what it is to be human and how we make meaning in our lives.

Abridged and produced by Kirsteen Cameron.

Written by Daniel Tammet.

Read by James Anthony Pearson.

Daniel Tammet's new collection of essays celebrates mathematics as "the science of imagination". In this extract he interrogates how our experience of time changes as we age.

Daniel Tammet is hailed the world over for his unique intelligence shaped by high-functioning autistic savant syndrome. His idiosyncratic world view provides new perspectives on the universal questions of what it is to be human and how we make meaning in our lives.

Abridged and produced by Kirsteen Cameron.

Daniel Tammet's essay explores how our experience of time changes as we age.

05 LASTThe Art Of Maths2012082420170728 (BBC7)

Written by Daniel Tammet.

Read by James Anthony Pearson.

Daniel Tammet's essay, taken from his new collection, explores how beauty and creativity inform the work of mathematicians.

Daniel Tammet is hailed the world over for his unique intelligence shaped by high-functioning autistic savant syndrome. His idiosyncratic world view provides new perspectives on the universal questions of what it is to be human and how we make meaning in our lives.

Abridged and produced by Kirsteen Cameron.

Daniel Tammet's essay explores how beauty and creativity inform the work of mathematicians

Written by Daniel Tammet.
Read by James Anthony Pearson.

Daniel Tammet's essay, taken from his new collection, explores how beauty and creativity inform the work of mathematicians.

Daniel Tammet is hailed the world over for his unique intelligence shaped by high-functioning autistic savant syndrome. His idiosyncratic world view provides new perspectives on the universal questions of what it is to be human and how we make meaning in our lives.

Abridged and produced by Kirsteen Cameron.

05 LASTThe Art of Maths2012082420120825

Daniel Tammet's essay explores how beauty and creativity inform the work of mathematicians

Written by Daniel Tammet.

Read by James Anthony Pearson.

Daniel Tammet's essay, taken from his new collection, explores how beauty and creativity inform the work of mathematicians.

Daniel Tammet is hailed the world over for his unique intelligence shaped by high-functioning autistic savant syndrome. His idiosyncratic world view provides new perspectives on the universal questions of what it is to be human and how we make meaning in our lives.

Abridged and produced by Kirsteen Cameron.

Written by Daniel Tammet.

Read by James Anthony Pearson.

Daniel Tammet's essay, taken from his new collection, explores how beauty and creativity inform the work of mathematicians.

Daniel Tammet is hailed the world over for his unique intelligence shaped by high-functioning autistic savant syndrome. His idiosyncratic world view provides new perspectives on the universal questions of what it is to be human and how we make meaning in our lives.

Abridged and produced by Kirsteen Cameron.

Daniel Tammet's essay explores how beauty and creativity inform the work of mathematicians