Rüdiger Gamm (born July 10, 1.971) is a German "mental calculator".
He attained the ability to mentally evaluate large arithmetic expressions at the age of 21.
He can also speak backwards, and calculate calendars.
Featured on the Discovery Channel program the Real Superhumans, he was examined by Allan Snyder, an expert on savants, who concluded that Gamm's ability was not a result of savant syndrome but connected to genetics.
In terms of mental calculations, Rüdiger's most notable talent is the ability to memorise large powers.
In the 2.008 Mental Calculation World Cup in Leipzig, he recited 81100, which took approximately 2 minutes and 30 seconds.
In the tournament itself, he performed strongly, finishing in 5th position overall.
They say we only use 10% of our brain.
They may be right.
If only we can figure out the strategies to tap into these mental capabilities.
But even if you don’t figure it out, at least know that you are more extraordinary than you think you are.
Rudiger, who regularly failed his math at school, has learnt at age of 21 how to activate the other 80 per cent of his brain, making him a modern day genius.
Also known as the Human Calculator, Rudiger Gamm was known in his school as being the worst one in math.
However, at age of 21, Rudiger discovered his mental abilities in memorizing and calculating the most complex mathematical problems.
Soon, he became very demanded amongst scientist to study the anomalies of his brain.
It didn’t take too long before he went to the biggest show in Europe (Wetten Dass), where he won the highest voting ever in the history of the show.
In 2.006 Rudiger was part of the international documentation “Voyage Into The Brain”.
In 2.007 he was documented in a Discovery Channel programme “Real Super Humans”.
Rudiger published a book “Train Your Brain” in 2.008, and now for over 10 years works as a mental trainer for managers, sportsmen and schools.