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 . Daniel Tammet has been working with scientists to understand the implications ‘You close BORN ON A BLUE DAY with a sense of profound. To ask other readers questions about Born on a Blue Day, please sign up. .. If you have read BORN ON A BLUE DAY by Daniel Tammet, chances are you.

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He then became the gorn of a documentary, “Brainman” a take off on the title of the movie “Rain Man”which brought him minor celebrity, and an appearance on David Letterman. Then began Neil and Daniel’s life together. 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. Booklist magazine contributing reviewer Ray Olson stated that Tammet’s autobiography was “as fascinating as Benjamin Franklin’s and John Stuart Mill’s” and that Tammet wrote “some of the clearest prose this side of Hemingway”.

When he gets upset he sticks raniel fingers in his ears, counts things, or walks When I read “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time,” I recommended the book to a friend, saying, “It lets you know what it is like in the mind of an autistic kid. Baron-Cohen, Bor and Billington tammett whether Tammet’s synaesthesia and Asperger syndrome explained his savant memory abilities in a further study published in Danifl in They are so fixed and stable.

Through vivid tales of ordinary lives the book tells the extraordinary story of the community living around the oldest trading route in Britain, and the true heart of the East End. What makes this person unique daniek his ability to explain to us how his brain is worki Interesting – actually more questions have arisen in my mind about autism than when I started the book.

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His success in Iceland–professional and social–is hard to fathom. He I’ve seen publicity of this book and have wanted to read it. Dec 30, Kendra rated it it was amazing Shelves: Parents or siblings of someone with Aspergers.


Thinking of numbers helps me to become calm again. If someone had told my parents ten years ago that I would be living completely independently, with a loving relationship and a career, I don’t think they would have believed it and I’m not sure I would have either.

His schoolmates were like obstacles to navigate around. For just a few minutes, I’d love to be able to see pi through his eyes. Something all tamjet should try to do. Fay Memory Marcus Sedgwick. This book gave me a whole new perspective — not only on the way an autistic person sees things, but also on how different people live their lives.

One feels this in the way the book is written – there is always a distance between the reader and the writer.

Secondly, in many cases, Tammet is simply listing and recounting events. Not a Member Yet? Recommended to Silk by: He can learn a new language in a week. He helped me see the special world where inability to recognize emotional states of others means ignoring everything outside your own attention span.

A fascinating and touching memoir from real-life Rain Man, Daniel Tammet, who has the extremely rare condition Savant Yammet.

However, any individual with Asperger’s is a complex product of both personality and the syndrome. Unfortunately, this look at the day to day experiences of a person with Aspergers just wasn’t all that interesting to me. In one chapter, he describes his experiences with pi, an infinite and important number. I read this book because I wanted to understand more about autistic spectrum disorders since T my grandson was diagnosed with pervasive developmental blus otherwise bluee.

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He is in a long lasting relationship with his partner overcoming issues of becoming emotionally close with another person. Before I read this book I had known nothing about Daniel Tammet.

Soon the two were inseparable and their diverse, comic and occasionally dangerous adventures would transform both their lives, slowly healing the scars of each other’s troubled pasts.


Scientists are particularly interested in his ability to see numbers as landscapes with color and texture and Tammet is currently helping them with their studies.

Death of migrants at border ‘unacceptable, un-American’: I enjoyed this book much more than I thought I was going to. Then I count the number of items of clothing I’m wearing before I leave my house. He has described his visual image of as particularly ugly, as particularly attractive, and pithough not an integer, as beautiful.

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

Acts of Love Talulah Riley. But in some ways Daniel is not at all like the Rain Man. Daniel Tammet was born in a working-class suburb of London, England, on 31 Januarythe eldest of nine children. Oct 07, Lindsay rated it really liked it Recommends it for: In his mind, Tammet says, each positive integer up to 10, has its own unique shape, colour, texture and feel. Parts of the book just totally blew my mind away.

I was finally diagnosed at age twenty-five following tests and an interview at the Autism Research Centre in Cambridge. I am extremely pleased to hear of people who are not only successful autistics but also support the community and raise awareness. Tammet’s ability to think abstractly, deviate from routine, and empathize, interact and communicate with others is impaired, yet he’s capable of incredible feats of memorization and mental calculation.

I found it equally fascinating to hear about the people he has relationships with, specifically his boyfriend, parents and sibblings, because they seem to be equally extraordinary people too. But even more extraordinary is what he has done to overcome so many of the social issues that are part of autism. Generation Next Oli White. Their loneliness among the other numbers makes them so conspicuous and interesting to me.