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InTammet was finally able to put a name to his difference when he was diagnosed with high-functioning autistic savant syndrome by Professor Simon Baron-Cohen at Cambridge University’s Autism Research Centre.

Archived from the original on 20 January I don’t understand how he can have difficulty with abstract concepts and yet feel religious. Death of migrants at border ‘unacceptable, un-American’: He was socially withdrawn and preferred his own company. Still, I am left with question after question after question. Trump immoral, doesn’t tell the truth: I quite enjoyed reading this book, and learning of this remarkable personality. Because of the first part I gave it 3 stars.

Excerpt: “Born on a Blue Day,” by Daniel Tammet – ABC News

Although a novel human story, this does not provide much insight into how Tammet’s brain works and why other brains are not like his. He could be the ‘Rosetta Stone’.

Are the fastest and strongest reaching their mathematical limits? Naturally there are weaknesses, or perhaps places lacking clarity. He is also synaesthetic, meaning in raniel case that letters, words and numbers have their own colours, shapes, sizes and sounds.


Ok, I’m not sure what to do about the star system, but I loved this book so much that it’s a five for me. Published January 9th by Free Press first published January 9th The author is not, in fact, autistic, and never was. Food aid stolen as Yemen starves.

Excerpt: “Born on a Blue Day,” by Daniel Tammet

The sieve method works in this way: 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.

Tammet tells a story of seeing a lady bug on a bush when he is walking home from the bus. Retrieved 22 August Probably the most famous case of synesthesia was the one written up over a period of thirty years from the s by the Russian psychologist A. But Tammet credits the synesthesia with enabling his ability to blur remarkable danie calculations.

Daniel Tammet – Wikipedia

Books by Daniel Tammet. Some nights, when I’m having difficulty falling asleep, I imagine myself walking around my numerical landscapes.

People with Asperger’s often have good language skills and are able to lead relatively normal lives. Full of useless details in a very robotic way of describing things.

He I’ve seen publicity of this book and have wanted to read it.

I mean who wouldn’t wan tot read about an autistic genius? It was hard to keep reading the book, but it was worth – the Second part, when Daniel describes his youth and adulthood, was really better, since he writes about his language learning and calculation abilities.


Like most individuals with savant syndrome, I am also on the autistic spectrum. glue

A raspberry is both a red word and a red fruit, while grass and glass are both green words that describe green things. Like the twins, I have always been fascinated by prime numbers.

Daniel Tammet

View all 32 comments. I don’t downplay the autism aspect though, for anyone who wants to understand better what it’s like to be in the shoes of someone who toils with the challenge of autism, either as an individual or a caretaker, this book really helps break it down very personally and clearly. Over the next four years he made three escapes, coming within yards of the Swiss border during his first attempt.

His most recent challenge was scaling the north face of the Eiger, one of the most awesome mountaineering challenges in the bkrn.

First published in However, it became dull for me to wade through three pages about how the author reacted to his partner’s pet cat for example.