Meet Kim Peek, The Man Who Could Remember Everything He Read

He memorized every word of every book he had ever read, estimated at around 9000 plus. Each eye could read a page independently.

The main cause of his remarkable abilities is the lack of connections between his brain’s two hemispheres. An MRI scan revealed an absence of the corpus callosum, the anterior commissure and the hippocampal commissure, the parts of the neurological system that transfer information between hemispheres. Peek’s ability to retain large amounts of information may have also had something to do with his excessively large head and a correspondingly huge brain. Kim’s head was so heavy that it took several years before he could hold it up on his own. A larger than normal brain with a super memory.

Kim Peek was unable to “reason his way through” mathematical problems. Despite his brilliant mind, his IQ was 87, significantly below normal. 

As a baby, he was diagnosed with mental retardation, and his physicians told his parents that he never would be able to read or talk. They recommended sending him to a mental institution.

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  1. A rare person! So lovable. One is not prepared to understand!
    … all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.
    Romans 8:28
    Rain man is a good movie! I think I’ll watch it!

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  2. Maybe Kim Peak’s incredible memory wasn’t contained in his brain but stored in what modern physicists call Block Time? To see more on the mystery, read Mind Memory Time on Amazon ebooks

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