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

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

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Struck by genius : how a brain injury made me a mathematical marvel
Title
Struck by genius
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how a brain injury made me a mathematical marvel
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Jason Padgett with Maureen Seaberg
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eng
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Jason Padgett was an ordinary, not terribly bright, 41-year-old working in his father's furniture shop when he was the victim of a brutal mugging outside a karaoke bar in 2002. That same night his stepfather died of cancer, and two weeks later his only brother went missing (his body was discovered three years later). The combined traumas of these three events proved, unsurprisingly, too much for Jason and he withdrew from life completely, living as a hermit for four years suffering with agrophobia and the onset of OCD. During this time he developed a fascination with the principles of the physical universe, devouring mathematics and physics journals. He also started to see intricate webs of shapes in his head and discovered that he could draw these by hand. This is his story
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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
509
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illustrations
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
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Seaberg, Maureen
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True
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  • Padgett, Jason
  • Savants (Savant syndrome)
  • Brain damage
  • Mathematicians
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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 with Maureen Seaberg
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • text
  • still image
Control code
000052779057
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
ix, 243 pages
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regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780755364589
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illustrations
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(OCoLC)870425205
Label
Struck by genius : how a brain injury made me a mathematical marvel, Jason Padgett with Maureen Seaberg
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Control code
000052779057
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
ix, 243 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780755364589
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)870425205

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