Daniel sees numbers as shapes, colours and textures and can perform Touching as well as fascinating, Born On A Blue Day explores what it’s like to be . Born on a Blue Day. A Memoir of Asperger’s and an Extraordinary Mind. Daniel Tammet First published in Great Britain in by Hodder. Daniel Tammet is the author of “Born on a Blue Day,” about his life with high- functioning autistic savant syndrome. He runs the language-learning site Optimnem.

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Tammet is a high-functioning autistic savant who also has synesthesia, a neurological mixing of the senses that allows him to see numbers in shapes and colors.

Naturally there are weaknesses, or perhaps places lacking clarity. Useful Links Contact Legal. Thanks for telling us about the problem. To me, his laying out every detail of his infancy and childhood looked like a necessary part of that cooperation. It has sold overcopies worldwide, and been translated into more than 20 languages.

Excerpt: “Born on a Blue Day,” by Daniel Tammet – ABC News

His parents are having him tested for Asperger’s. There is the emotional response to the mere sound of a word, before cognizance of definition the roots of onomatopoeia. I remember as a young child, during one of my frequent trips to the local library, spending hours looking at book after book trying in vain to find one that had my name on it.

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

I mean who wouldn’t wan tot read about an autistic genius? This is linked to his Asperger’s and also to epilepsy.

He tells the s Having two little brothers that fall on the Autistic Spectrum really made me empathize with Daniel Tammet and the struggles he faces every day just to function. Starting with 2 1 is daneil prime nor compositecross out every second number: Some say they just want their jobs back.

I was hoping for blke detail pertaining to how he sees numbers, people, letters, languages, etc. With a full bby in the States of Born on a Blue Day: To Tammet, numbers have shapes, emotions have colors, and math is as easy as blinking.

I took such solace from it. Jan 01, Judy rated it really liked it Shelves: 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.

Female high school quarterback throws TD on 1st pass in varsity game. Or maybe he suceeds because he uses visual images to aid him. Fast-moving storm will bring rain to Northeast on New Year’s Eve. I wonder at the outcome of this as no two people think alike and worry that his way of seeing numbers etc will be interpreted as some kind of bible within the scientific community.

There is also the description of precisely the way in which brushing his teeth was physically painful, something he could not explain to his parents who thought brushing a good ideaand how he dealt with this and figured out a way to brush his teeth that he can tolerate. I don’t understand how he can have difficulty with abstract concepts and botn feel religious.


He is in a long daneil relationship with his partner overcoming issues of becoming emotionally close with another person.

However, any individual with Asperger’s is a complex product of both personality and the syndrome. I realize that people are getting more interested in vaniel about autism currently, for which I am very thankful, but this book works for anyone who doesn’t “fit in” or is going through the struggle of adolescence.

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Five is a clap of thunder or the sound of waves crashing against rocks. It reads as a series of anecdotes strung together; however, that doesn’t matter. I expected so much more from “the most remarkable and extraordinary mind on the planet”.

It is also a sometimes lonely place.

Excerpt: “Born on a Blue Day,” by Daniel Tammet

I have a rare condition known as savant syndrome, little known before its portrayal by actor Dustin Hoffman in the Oscar-winning film Rain Man. I expected his unique cognition would be illuminated through pre The problem with autobiography is that extraordinary people are not necessary good writers. Interesting to read a little about it but boring when it went daniep and on.