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The Resource Struck by genius : how a brain injury made me a mathematical marvel, Jason Padgett, Maureen Ann Seaberg

Struck by genius : how a brain injury made me a mathematical marvel, Jason Padgett, Maureen Ann Seaberg

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Struck by genius : how a brain injury made me a mathematical marvel
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Struck by genius
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how a brain injury made me a mathematical marvel
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Jason Padgett, Maureen Ann Seaberg
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eng
Summary
"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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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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autobiography
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10300493
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Padgett, Jason
Dewey number
155.9/35
Index
no index present
LC call number
BF175.5.P75
LC item number
P33 2014
Literary form
non fiction
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Seaberg, Maureen Ann
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True
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  • Psychic trauma
  • Savant syndrome
  • Savants (Savant syndrome)
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adult
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how a brain injury made me a mathematical marvel
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Struck by genius : how a brain injury made me a mathematical marvel, Jason Padgett, Maureen Ann Seaberg
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ocn854944293
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9780544045606
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(hardback)
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2013041065
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(OCoLC)854944293
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Struck by genius : how a brain injury made me a mathematical marvel, Jason Padgett, Maureen Ann Seaberg
Publication
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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
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rdacontent
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ocn854944293
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pages cm
Isbn
9780544045606
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(hardback)
Lccn
2013041065
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)854944293

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