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

One has faniel impression that Tammet’s life is littered with such victims of his pathology, even as his relatives and teachers bend over backwards to accommodate him.

His interest and ability with languages encourages one to want to learn other languages and his explanations of language and how it can be learned lead you to believe that you can. Yet the text itself is anything but–the chapters are relatively short, his sentences are easy to follow, and aside from the first chapter, “Blue Danieel and Red Words” it is told in straightforward chronology.

Retrieved 25 May Journal of Consciousness Studies. Nov 22, David rated it really liked it.

He has learned to enjoy daniwl company. Since the advice frequently takes the form of a paragraph awkwardly tacked on at the end of a chapter, I felt like it wasn’t really organically grown from the text.

His experiences make me feel like I am being allowed into a world I normally am not allowed to see. They lived in KentEngland, where they had a quiet life at home with their cats, preparing meals from their garden.


In his book Moonwalking with Einsteinscience journalist and former US Memory Champion Joshua Foer speculates that study of conventional mnemonic approaches has played a role in Tammet’s feats of memory.

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He has both Asperger’s syndrome and fammet. In his mind, Tammet says, each positive integer up to 10, has its own unique shape, colour, texture and feel.

Generation Next Oli White. Identifying prime numbers, multiplication, probability and permutations. Our Books See all Books. Few people knew that he wasn’t an experienced deep-water sailor.

Reactions to Arthur’s story: His fascination with numbers I found fascinating; learning how his mental differences impacted his life as he grew was heart-warming while still tinged with both tragedy and comedy in abundance. The human mind is incredible! 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. Look them borj in Wikipedia if you don’t know the terms.

Tammet began writing in She awakes from a coma in intensive care to find herself locked in, unable to show she is conscious except by blinking her bule.

What I’m thinking about … Tolstoy and maths”. I also dsniel how the constancy of numbers gives him security. He also runs a web-based diagnostic site for people with autism and lives in Kent with his partner. It took him over five hours to recite all those numbers by memory! At the end of the book, he tammef write that he realizes how much his family loves him and as much as he is able, he loves them back. Jan 01, Judy rated it really liked it Shelves: Books by Daniel Tammet.


I can understand his proficiency with numbers because it is tied to his concrete, exact, logical way tammeet looking at the world, but how can he be so good at learning languages which are not logically structured?

I xaniel about this book from the author of Look Me in the Eye which was also written by an individual with Asperger’s. Archived from the original on 23 September We don’t think that way, most of us, blus that’s not to say it’s wrong but it is most definitely different.

Crowhurst was missing, assumed drowned, and there was much speculation that this was one of the great mysteries of the sea. Similarly, when he finds love, as a reader you are delighted for him. Interesting – actually more questions have arisen in my mind about autism than when I started the book.

This is a book for all those times. Perhaps because he is able to see patterns which I do not see.

Born On a Blue Day

Bad Soldier Chris Ryan. The Wall Street Journal. Clearly he has come a long way when you see him presenting at large conferences!

As one of only about 50 people living today with synesthesia and autism, Tammet’s condition is intriguing to researchers; his ability to express himself clearly and with a surprisingly engaging daiel given his symptoms makes for an account that will intrigue others as well.