Daniel Tammet has been working with scientists to understand the implications ‘You close BORN ON A BLUE DAY with a sense of profound. Born on a Blue Day. A Memoir of Asperger’s and an Extraordinary Mind. Daniel Tammet First published in Great Britain in by Hodder. Born on a Blue Day: Inside the Extraordinary Mind of an Autistic Savant, a Memoir. Daniel Tammet, Author. Free Press $24 (p) ISBN.

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He attributes a particular aptitude for proofreading to his ability to focus on details rather than processing holistically. The Empathy Problem Gavin Extence.

But I found myself wondering how much was actually written by the author. I loved this book and I love this extraordinary young man with his determination and grit. Retrieved from ” https: InTammet published Embracing the Wide Sky, a personal survey of current neuroscience. I have a student this year who has had one big meltdown and one that could have escalated but I quickly intervened and was able to calm him.

Still, I am left with question after question after question.

The Wall Street Journal. He explains his thought processes as he solves a puzzle. He participated twice in the World Memory Championships in Tammett under his birth name, placing 11th in and 4th in But he did do it, and it is marvelous that he could.

Secondly, in many cases, Tammet is simply listing and recounting events.

Born On a Blue Day

As he discusses growing up as the eldest of nine children, Tammet writes in great detail about what life is like for a person who experiences numbers as a landscape he can walk within and yet can be easily overwhelmed by the normal stimulus of modern life.


I learned about a savant that I’d never heard of before as well as how autism works. Three stars – which means I liked it. Most individuals with these syndromes cannot do this. In earlyhe attempted and completed the record-breaking task of memorizing and reci The process of learning is fascinating and Tammet is one of the few people who actually tries to describe how he thinks and learns.

He can also learn to speak a language fluently from scratch in a week. It is his incredible self-awareness and ability to communicate what it feels like to live in a unique way that makes his story so powerful. And now, as bblue face potentially catastrophic changes here on Earth – from climate change to dwindling natural resources to the threat of artificial super-intelligence – Stephen Hawking turns his attention to the most urgent issues for humankind.

Then began Neil and Daniel’s life together. For his US book tour, Tammet appeared on several television and radio talk shows and specials, including 60 Minutes and Late Show with David Letterman.

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Nov 10, Uen rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: But Bob had other ideas. Another example is when his father became very ill.

Can we predict the future? Watching the clip of Tammet reciting pi was indeed something beautiful to behold. But now, I’m positively obsessed with learning every little detail about his life.


He doesn’t try to pull at one’s heartstrings, but in his subtle way of expressing appreciation to his parents and his partner, Neil, he effortlessly manages to do so. Should we colonise space? I also felt short-shifted by the afterthought at the end about Christianity. OK, here is another one – how did he manage to go off to Lithuania by himself?

Keep me logged in on this computer. Fortunately, we are spared any graphic details. He discovers he is gifted at chess, but gives it up because the noise and movement of the other player distresses him.

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

At the end of the book, Tammet describes the lives of his borb and brothers and sisters, because they have become important to him. He also runs a web-based diagnostic site for people with autism and lives in Kent with his partner. With a tammer title in the States of Born on a Blue Day: Grant brings out the essence of each case, and Hutchinson’s role, with clarity and wit’ Ben Macintyre, The Times’An excellent book. How interesting, this book works in a number of ways, and fails in a few others.