Monthly Archives: August 2011

The Real Rain Man

While researching savants for my next book, Reel Canada, I came across this video about Kim Peek, the inspiration for the character of Rain Man played by Dustin Hoffman in the 1988 successful Hollywood movie of the same name. Peek, who is sometimes called a megasavant due to his exceptional photographic memory, is perhaps the most well-known savant in the world. Enjoy this short video.