He was also a calendar calculator, and could identify thousands of pieces of classical music after hearing only a few notes.

The real Rain Man dies of heart attack aged 58

He was also a calendar calculator, and could identify thousands of pieces of classical music after hearing only a few notes.

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Kim Peek - The Real Rain Man [1/5] - YouTube

Kim Peek - The Real Rain Man [1/5] - YouTube

Get a load of this guy!

Kim Peek

Get a load of this guy!

▶ Kim Peek - The Real Rain Man - Full Film; Kim Peek is a savant and the inspiration behind the Oscar-winning film, Rain Man. Described as a living Google.

▶ Kim Peek - The Real Rain Man - Full Film; Kim Peek is a savant and the inspiration behind the Oscar-winning film, Rain Man. Described as a living Google.

Kim Peek, Inspiration for ‘Rain Man,’ Dies at 58 - Obituary (Obit) - NYTimes.com   Fascinating man!

Kim Peek, Inspiration for ‘Rain Man,’ Dies at 58

Kim Peek, Inspiration for ‘Rain Man,’ Dies at 58 - Obituary (Obit) - NYTimes.com Fascinating man!

The Real Rain Man: Kim Peek

The Real Rain Man: Kim Peek (Paperback)

The Real Rain Man: Kim Peek

Kim Peek, the inspiration for "Rain Man", was born without a bundle of nerves between the two hemispheres of the brain (a condition called "agensis of the corpus callosum").  This, along with other brain "damage" might have led to his prodigious memory and calculation capabilities but severely hindered his motor and social skills.  If we're all to be digitized into computers, we may need to watch out for that and peer into his mental framework carefully.

Kim Peek, the savant who inspired Rain Man, dies at the age of 58

Kim Peek, the inspiration for "Rain Man", was born without a bundle of nerves between the two hemispheres of the brain (a condition called "agensis of the corpus callosum"). This, along with other brain "damage" might have led to his prodigious memory and calculation capabilities but severely hindered his motor and social skills. If we're all to be digitized into computers, we may need to watch out for that and peer into his mental framework carefully.

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