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

Padgett, Jason. (Author).

  • Book Book
  • ISBN: 9780544045606
  • ISBN: 0544045602
  • Description: ix, 243 pages : colored illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014.

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1 current hold with 8 total copies.

Library Location Call Number Status Due Date
Gloucester Adult Nonfiction 155.935/Padgett (Text to phone) Available -
Beverly Main Adult Nonfiction BF 175.5 .P75 P33 2014 (Text to phone) Available -
Danvers New Books BF 175.5 P75 P33 2014 (Text to phone) On holds shelf -
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Lynnfield Adult Nonfiction BF 175.5 .P75 P33 2014 (Text to phone) Available -
Salem Adult Non-Fiction 155.935/PADGETT (Text to phone) Checked out 04/01/2015
Stoneham Adult Nonfiction Mezzanine 155.935 PAD (Text to phone) Available -
Wakefield Adult NEW Nonfiction (Across from Circulation Desk) 155.935 Padgett (Text to phone) Available -

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 231-234) and index.
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. "-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Psychic trauma.
Savant syndrome.
Savants (Savant syndrome)
Seaberg, Maureen Ann. (Added Author).

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