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Born on a Blue Day: Inside the Extraordinary Mind of an Autistic Savant

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One of the worlds only 50 living autistic savants is the first to tell his compelling and inspiring life story, and explain how his incredible mind ... Show synopsis

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bevt

Autism

by bevt on May 4, 2010

This is a very interesting book for those interested in human behaviour. The author gives the reader a view of his mind - how he thinks and behaves, and why he reacts to circumstances and events in the way he does. In certain instances he is a bit detailed (e.g. a card game that he devised), but ... More

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Rainbow Brilliance

by ReadtheBestBooksFirst on Apr 26, 2007

Curiosity is piqued among thinkers, readers, and academicians about savants---what goes on in their heads, and how do they arrive at ideas and solutions which evade the rest of us? Born on a Blue Day gives great insight into these mysteries from the personal point of view of Daniel Tammet, an autistic ... More

gofish

*****

by gofish on Apr 11, 2007

I found the book interesting as it spoke to anthropological origns of thought in the feeling and textures, synesthesias, created by sensory data as this man tries to integrate and relate to the world at large. There is a gestalt found in between the categories of his external ordering and categorization ... More

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