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Struck by genius: how a brain injury made me a mathematical marvel

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Grouping Titlestruck by genius how a brain injury made me a mathematical marvel
Grouping Authorjason padgett
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Grouping LanguageEnglish (eng)
Last Grouping Update2020-09-18 07:30:46AM
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Novelist Primary ISBN9780544045606

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display_description"No one sees the world as Jason Padgett does. Water pours from the faucet in crystalline patterns, numbers call to mind distinct geometric shapes, and intricate fractal patterns emerge from the movement of tree branches, revealing the intrinsic mathematical designs hidden in the objects around us. Yet Padgett wasn't born this way. Twelve years ago, he had never made it past pre-algebra. But a violent mugging forever altered the way his brain works, giving him unique gifts. His ability to understand math and physics skyrocketed, and he developed the astonishing ability to draw the complex geometric shapes he saw everywhere. His stunning, mathematically precise artwork illustrates his intuitive understanding of complex mathematics. The first documented case of acquired savant syndrome with mathematical synesthesia, Padgett is a medical marvel. Struck by Genius recounts how he overcame huge setbacks and embraced his new mind. Along the way he fell in love, found joy in numbers, and spent plenty of time having his head examined. Like Born on a Blue Day and My Stroke of Insight, his singular story reveals the wondrous potential of the human brain. "--
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subject_facetBrain -- Wounds and injuries -- Patients -- Biography
Padgett, Jason
Psychic trauma
Savant syndrome
Savants (Savant syndrome)
title_displayStruck by genius : how a brain injury made me a mathematical marvel
title_fullStruck by Genius How a Brain Injury Made Me a Mathematical Marvel
Struck by genius : how a brain injury made me a mathematical marvel / Jason Padgett and Maureen Seaberg
title_shortStruck by genius
title_subhow a brain injury made me a mathematical marvel
topic_facetBiography & Autobiography
Padgett, Jason
Psychic trauma
Savant syndrome
Savants (Savant syndrome)
Wounds and injuries