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Titre Struck by genius : how a brain injury made me a mathematical marvel / Jason Padgett, Maureen Seaberg.
Auteur Padgett, Jason, 1970-
Éditeur Toronto, Ontario : HarperCollinsPublishersLtd, 2014.
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Sujet anglais Padgett, Jason, 1970-
Brain damage -- Patients -- United States -- Biography
Gifted persons -- United States -- Biography
Genius -- Case studies
Mathematical ability -- Case studies
Sujet français Padgett, Jason, 1970-
Personnes atteintes de lésions cérébrales -- États-Unis -- Biographies
Génie (Aptitude) -- Études de cas
Aptitude pour les mathématiques -- Études de cas
Collaboration Seaberg, Maureen Ann
Description ix, 243 pages : colored illustrations ; 24 cm.
Édition First Canadian edition.
Note locale BIO 2017-12-14
Bibliographie Includes bibliographical references (p. 231-234) and index.
Dépouillement Jason 2.0 -- Jason 1.0 -- Subtraction -- Gray matter -- Compounded losses -- New gifts -- The edge of a circle -- Inflection point -- Joe College -- The hermit and the hermitage -- The man from Planet Futon -- Contact -- Savant and Yogi? -- It's all relative -- Scandinavian spring -- Traveling without moving -- Pilgrimage to Wisconsin -- No regrets.
Résumé "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. Along the way he fell in love, found joy in numbers, and spent plenty of time having his head examined. Like Born on a Blue Day and My Stroke of Insight, his singular story reveals the wondrous potential of the human brain. "-- Provided by publisher.
ISBN 9781443418157 (Cloth)
1443418153 (Cloth)
   
   
 
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 MARIE-UGUAY - Adultes - Documentaires    920.93059 P  RETOUR 20-11-13
 VIEUX-SAINT-LAURENT - Adultes - Documentaires    920.93059 PAD  DISPONIBLE
 
 
 
   
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