Born on a Blue Day

The Gift of an Extraordinary Mind

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Daniel sees numbers as shapes, colours and textures and can perform extraordinary maths in his head. He can also learn to speak a language fluently from scratch in a week. He has Savant Syndrome, an extremely rare form of Asperger's that gives him al ...Continua
Ha scritto il 31/05/11
This was a very interesting book about Savant Syndrome, synesthesia and autism. I liked Tammet's accounts of learning Icelandic and memorizing the number pi up to over 22,500 digits.
Ha scritto il 01/12/10
his skill and journey overcoming all odds is fascinating but the story itself really rambles quite a bit...
Ha scritto il 03/08/10
Precious first-hand recount of a young man's life with Asperger's. So interesting and so moving.
Ha scritto il 17/09/09
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Born On A Blue Day
I came across this book in the book fair and bought it simply because I got interested in autism after "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime". Therefore, when I was reading this book, I had no background information of Daniel Tammet, I ha
Ha scritto il 03/07/09
"Quite good" with a caveat - it's really not terribly well written. Fascinating, if you're interested in the way people's brains work (or don't), which I am, but there are times when his fascinations (for instance, his invented version of solitaire) ...Continua
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