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Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders 10/2010

01-10-2010 | Book Review

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

Free Press, New York, NY, 2007, 256 pp., $14.00 (paper)

Auteur: Ernst VanBergeijk

Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders | Uitgave 10/2010

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Excerpt

This is a NY Times bestselling memoir from Daniel Tammet, a 28 year old, who has an autism spectrum disorder and is a savant. Daniel’s story is both inspirational and instructive. Daniel has a rare neurological condition know as synesthesia, which enables him to experience numbers as colors, shapes, and textures. He parlays this unusual ability into setting a record breaking recitation of over 22,000 decimal places of the number Pi and a documentary film about his life and abilities. His extraordinary abilities extend beyond numbers. Daniel has the ability to learn languages in a matter of days. After his record breaking recitation of Pi he appeared upon Late Night with David Letterman and even a talk show in Iceland where he spoke Icelandic for the entire show- a language that he only learned four days before the taping of the show. …
Metagegevens
Titel
Daniel Tammet: Born on a Blue Day: Inside the Extraordinary Mind of an Autistic Savant
Free Press, New York, NY, 2007, 256 pp., $14.00 (paper)
Auteur
Ernst VanBergeijk
Publicatiedatum
01-10-2010
Uitgeverij
Springer US
Gepubliceerd in
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders / Uitgave 10/2010
Print ISSN: 0162-3257
Elektronisch ISSN: 1573-3432
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10803-009-0868-3

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