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

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"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. "--
After a violent mugging forever altered the way his brain works, the author, the first documented case of acquired savant syndrome with mathematical synesthesia, recounts how he overcame huge setbacks and embraced his unique gifts.
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subject_facetBIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Science & Technology
Brain -- Wounds and injuries -- Patients -- Biography
Electronic books
Padgett, Jason
Psychic trauma
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Neuroscience
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
Struck by genius : how a brain injury made me a mathematical marvel [electronic resource] / Jason Padgett and Maureen Ann Seaberg
title_shortStruck by genius
title_subhow a brain injury made me a mathematical marvel
topic_facetBiography & Autobiography
Brain
Electronic books
Medical
Nonfiction
Padgett, Jason
Patients
Psychic trauma
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Neuroscience
Savant syndrome
Savants (Savant syndrome)
Wounds and injuries