Another very moving example of an autodidact is a young “autistic” child (as diagnosed by his doctors) by the name of Jacob Barnett.  In a video of him speaking on T.E.D. talks, he explains how he took his own learning in hand and became the youngest student at Harvard University.

There’s much we don’t understand about the workings of the human brain, but this information about Jacob is fascinating, sure to stir your thinking and is a “must watch.”


Be sure to scroll down past the video of his parents’ interview.


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