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RIP kim peek

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Dutchess, Dec 29, 2009.

  1. Dutchess

    Dutchess Registered Member

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    kim peek, the man who they based the movie 'rain man' on died Dec 19th.

    He was also well known for being the man with the largest memory in the world - he could read an entire page of a book at a glance and was well known for NEVER forgetting ANYTHING.

    May he RIP.

    Thoughts and prayers to his friends and family.

    more info @ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kim_Peek
     
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    Here Here
     
  3. Dutchess

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    He was born with macrocephaly, damage to the cerebellum, and, perhaps most important, agenesis of the corpus callosum, a condition in which the bundle of nerves that connects the two hemispheres of the brain is missing;[citation needed] in Peek's case, secondary connectors such as the anterior commissure were also missing.[citation needed] There is speculation that his neurons made unusual connections due to the absence of a corpus callosum, which results in an increased memory capacity.[4][5] According to Peek's father, Fran, Peek was able to memorize things from the age of 16-20 months. He read books, memorized them, and then placed them upside down on the shelf to show that he had finished reading them, a practice he maintained. He read a book in about an hour, and remembered almost everything he had read, memorizing vast amounts of information in subjects ranging from history and literature, geography, and numbers to sports, music, and dates. His reading technique consisted of reading the left page with his left eye and the right page with his right eye and in this way he could read two pages at a time with a rate of about 8-10 seconds per page. It is believed he could recall the content of at least 12,000 books from memory. [6] Peek lived in Murray, Utah[7] and was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.[8] Peek died of a heart attack on December 19, 2009.[7]
     
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    He died liked a week or two ago... Great man.
     
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