Laurence Kim Peek (November 11, 1951 – December 19, 2009) was an American savant. Known as a "megasavant", he had an exceptional memory, but he also experienced social difficulties, possibly resulting from a developmental disability related to congenital brain abnormalities. He was the inspiration for the autistic ...
Dec 11, 2012 ... Kim Peek's special abilities started early, around the age of a year and a half. He could read both pages of an open book at once, one page with one eye and the other with the other eye. This style of reading continued until his death in 2009. His reading comprehension was impressive. He would retain 98 ...
Kim Peek, a savant who inspired 1988 Oscar-winning movie Rain Man, possesses one of the most extraordinary memories every recorded.
Dec 26, 2009 ... Mr. Peek inspired the film that shed a humane light on the travails of autism while revealing the extraordinary powers of memory that a few mentally disabled people possess.
Dec 22, 2009 ... Kim Peek was the inspiration behind Dustin Hoffman's Oscar-winning 1988 film role.
Kim Peek (aka Kimputer) was known as a gentle and friendly man who above all else, loved to read books. The fame that eventually found him, must have taken him by surprise, yet he handled it with dignity. He remembered almost everything he ever read, experienced or otherwise learned about – and the world will ...
Nov 16, 2017 ... You may have seen the movie Rain Man, but did you know it was inspired by Kim Peek - a man with exceptional abilities including an amazing memory.
Dec 22, 2009 ... Kim Peek may have been the world's most famous savant. Dustin Hoffman portrayed a character based on Peek in the 1988 film Rain Man, which triggered hundreds of news stories and documentaries about the man with "islands of remarkable abilities in a sea of disabilities," as scientists described him.