Daniel Tammet: "The immense potential in us all"

Suggesting that every time you make a pun or use a metaphor, you're actually thinking "in much the same way as a savant," Daniel Tammet explains that his "richly associative" thinking is not so different after all.

In the second of his two best sellers, "Embracing the Wide Sky," he combines detailed descriptions of how his mind works with the latest neuroscience research to argue that there is immense creative potential in us all, a point that I'm sure he will expand upon at the 2010 IdeaFestival.

Discounted Early-Bird All-Access Passes to hear Daniel, as well as the many other astounding presenters, are on sale for one more week only.