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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I am in no way as extraordinary as Tammet, but I feel that I can relate to many of his feelings of anxiety in different ddaniel. Born on a Blue Day: By doing this, numbers actually help me get closer to understanding other people. Born on a Blue Day is one of the only books I’ve read this year that actually taught me something. I always w the opportunity to broaden my horizon and this book is a great introduction to the incredible savants living among us.

Daniel Tammet is a savant who sees numbers as shapes, colors, and textures, and who can perform unbelievable feats of calculation in his head. The fact that Daniel was about to overcome his autism and look back on it so analytically is inspiring and mysterious, but also makes this book worth reading.

He can also learn to speak a language fluently from scratch in a week. Diagnosis is not easy and cannot be made by a blood test or brain scan; doctors have to observe behavior and study the individual’s developmental history from infancy.


Not all words fit the initial-letter pattern: One of his most treasured experiences is meeting Kim Peek, the inspiration for the Rainman character in the film. More than that, though, it has made me reflect tammt how my blhe mind works – and, all too often, doesn’t work – and to contemplate the fact that we are each of us unique with our own qualities and quirks.

But I began to worry that the entire book would be a loose collection of examples of synesthesia. If he gets stressed or unhappy he closes his eyes and counts.

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US borders ‘pushed to a breaking point’: Individuals with Asperger’s sybdrome cannot function well socially. We’re still not over the crazy hair, nail and makeup trends of He has also given readers the tremendous gift of a view into his life and mind. Something all parents should try to do. I realize that people are getting more interested in hearing 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.

That was what spurred Daniel to come out to his parents that he’s gay and they understood and wanted only the best for him.

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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.

Whenever I identify a number as prime, I get a rush of feeling in my head in the front center which is hard to put into words. I also felt short-shifted by the afterthought at the end about Christianity. All I’d like to say about this part is that it was really interesting knowing how the filming of the movie went for Daniel. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.


Nov 10, Uen rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: I first learned of the memoir both through a book review somewhere else and a special on TV about him–in which, among other things, he learned to speak Icelandic fluently in one week. Surprisingly unremarkable and uninspiring.

He and his partner own their own home. Still, how was that really possible? The image changes and a third shape emerges — the correct answer.

However, any individual with Asperger’s is a complex product of both personality and the syndrome. Touching as well as fascinating, Born On A Blue Day explores what it’s fammet to be special and in so doing gives us an insight into what makes us all human – our minds. Oct 12, Nancy rated it really liked it. This unique first-person account offers a window into the mind of a high-functioning, year-old British autistic savant with Asperger’s syndrome. This book is also a great introduction into neuroscience, I imagine?

Many have above-average IQs and excel in areas that involve logical or visual thinking. This is quite a combination. How interesting, this book works in a number of ways, and fails in a few others.