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

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Struck by genius : how a brain injury made me a mathematical marvel
Title
Struck by genius
Title remainder
how a brain injury made me a mathematical marvel
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Jason Padgett and Maureen Seaberg
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Language
eng
Summary
Jason Padgett was an ordinary, not terribly bright, 41-year-old working in his father's furniture shop when he was the victim of a brutal mugging outside a karaoke bar in 2002. That same night his stepfather died of cancer, and two weeks later his only brother went missing (his body was discovered three years later). The combined traumas of these three events proved, unsurprisingly, too much for Jason and he withdrew from life completely, living as a hermit for four years suffering with agrophobia and the onset of OCD. During this time he developed a fascination with the principles of the physical universe, devouring mathematics and physics journals. He also started to see intricate webs of shapes in his head and discovered that he could draw these by hand. This is his story
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
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Padgett, Jason
Dewey number
  • 510.9'2
  • 510.92
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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Seaberg, Maureen Ann
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  • Padgett, Jason
  • Mathematicians
  • Savants (Savant syndrome)
  • Brain damage
  • Biography
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Struck by genius : how a brain injury made me a mathematical marvel, Jason Padgett and Maureen Seaberg
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Publication
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Originally published: 2014
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
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rdacontent
Control code
9780755364602
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
256 pages
Isbn
9780755364602
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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Struck by genius : how a brain injury made me a mathematical marvel, Jason Padgett and Maureen Seaberg
Publication
Note
Originally published: 2014
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
9780755364602
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
256 pages
Isbn
9780755364602
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia

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