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Born on a Blue Day: Inside the Extraordinary Mind of an Autistic Savant by Daniel Tammet

One of the worlds fifty living autistic savants is the first and only to tell his compelling and inspiring life story - and explain how his incredible mind works.

This unique first-person account offers a window into the mind of a high-functioning, 27-year-old British autistic savant with Aspergers syndrome. Tammets ability to think abstractly, deviate from routine, and empathize, interact and communicate with others is impaired, yet hes capable of incredible feats of memorization and mental calculation. Besides being able to effortlessly multiply and divide huge sums in his head with the speed and accuracy of a computer, Tammet, the subject of the 2005 documentary Brainman, learned Icelandic in a single week and recited the number pi up to the 22,514th digit, breaking the European record. He also experiences synesthesia, an unusual neurological syndrome that enables him to experience numbers and words as shapes, colors, textures and motions. Tammet traces his life from a frustrating, withdrawn childhood and adolescence to his adult achievements, which include teaching in Lithuania, achieving financial independence with an educational Web site and sustaining a long-term romantic relationship. As one of only about 50 people living today with synesthesia and autism, Tammets condition is intriguing to researchers; his ability to express himself clearly and with a surprisingly engaging tone (given his symptoms) makes for an account that will intrigue others as well.
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Born on a Blue Day by Daniel Tammet

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Daniel Tammet is a savant. He is a high functioning autistic with Asperger's syndrome and has an extraordinary mind, especially for numbers. Daniel tells the story of his life from the time of his birth until the present day. His tale is certainly amazing given the potential obstacles that he faced and his own personal frustrations with socialization and disruptions to established routines. Born on a Blue Day tells the story of a man who seems to ignore the stigma attached to his disability and pursues a life that is both profitable and perfectly comfortable for himself.

This unique first-person account offers a window into the mind of a high-functioning, year-old British autistic savant with Asperger's syndrome. Tammet's ability to think abstractly, deviate from routine, and empathize, interact and communicate with others is impaired, yet he's capable of incredible feats of memorization and mental calculation. Besides being able to effortlessly multiply and divide huge sums in his head with the speed and accuracy of a computer, Tammet, the subject of the documentary Brainman , learned Icelandic in a single week and recited the number pi up to the 22,th digit, breaking the European record. He also experiences synesthesia, an unusual neurological syndrome that enables him to experience numbers and words as "shapes, colors, textures and motions. As one of only about 50 people living today with synesthesia and autism, Tammet's condition is intriguing to researchers; his ability to express himself clearly and with a surprisingly engaging tone given his symptoms makes for an account that will intrigue others as well. View Full Version of PW.

Born on a Blue Day

A journey into one of the most fascinating minds alive today—guided by the owner himself. Bestselling author Daniel Tammet Thinking in Numbers is virtually unique among people who have severe autistic disorders in that he is capable of living a fully independent life and able to explain what is happening inside his head. He sees numbers as shapes, colors, and textures, and he can perform extraordinary calculations in his head. He can learn to speak new languages fluently, from scratch, in a week. In , he memorized and recited more than 22, digits of pi, setting a record. He has savant syndrome, an extremely rare condition that gives him the most unimaginable mental powers, much like those portrayed by Dustin Hoffman in the film Rain Man.

Daniel Tammet is a high-functioning autist - Asperger Syndrome - he can't distinguish left from right, and he can't drive, but other than that he doesn't seem to experience too many deficits that many other autists have. Most importantly, he has a conscious description for some of his thoughts as he is dealing with numbers. Every number upto and all primes upto 10K and any string of digits appearing in the sequence of pi - have colours, shapes and an emotion for him. A calendar of colours The "blue day" in the title is a Wednesday - all Wednesday's are blue. Days of the week are coloured, and so are musical tones, and of course, numbers.

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