Born On a Blue Day

Born On A Blue Day

Born On A Blue Day
Author : Daniel Tammet
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Total Pages : 237
Release : 2007-10-16
ISBN 10 : 9781416549017
ISBN 13 : 1416549013
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Born On A Blue Day Book Description:

Traces the inspiring story of an autistic savant with genius-level mathematical talents, describing how he was eschewed by his classmates in spite of his near-photographic memory and super-human capacity for math and language, in a firsthand account that offers insight into how he experiences the world. Reprint. 100,000 first printing.

Born on a Blue Day

Born on a Blue Day
Author : Daniel Tammet
Publisher :
Total Pages : 242
Release : 2006
ISBN 10 : 0340938366
ISBN 13 : 9780340938362
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Born on a Blue Day Book Description:

Daniel sees numbers as shapes, colours and textures and can perform extraordinary maths in his head. He can also learn to speak a language fluently from scratch in a week. He has Savant Syndrome, an extremely rare form of Asperger's that gives him almost unimaginable mental powers, much like the Rain Man portrayed by Dustin Hoffman. Daniel has a compulsive need for order and routine - he eats exactly 45 grams of porridge for breakfast and cannot leave the house without counting the number of items of clothing he's wearing. If he gets stressed or unhappy he closes his eyes and counts. But in some ways Daniel is not at all like the Rain Man. He is virtually unique amongst people who have severe autistic disorders in being capable of living a fully independent life. It is his incredible self-awareness and ability to communicate what it feels like to live in a unique way that makes his story so powerful. Touching as well as fascinating, Born On A Blue Day explores what it's like to be special and in so doing gives us an insight into what makes us all human - our minds.

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

Born on a Blue Day   Inside the Extaordinary Mind of an Autistic Savant
Author : Daniel Tammet
Publisher :
Total Pages : 343
Release : 2007
ISBN 10 : OCLC:1028861574
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Born on a Blue Day Inside the Extaordinary Mind of an Autistic Savant Book Description:

A journey into one of the most fascinating minds alive today--guided by its owner. Daniel Tammet sees numbers as shapes, colors, and textures, and he can perform extraordinary calculations in his head. He can learn new languages from scratch, in a week. He has savant syndrome, a rare condition that gives him almost unimaginable mental powers. But in one crucial way Daniel is not at all like the Rain Man: he is virtually unique among autistic people in that he is capable of living an independent life. He is even able to explain what is happening inside his head. Starting from early childhood, when he was incapable of making friends and prone to tantrums, to young adulthood, when he learned how to control himself and to live independently, fell in love, experienced a religious conversion to Christianity, and most recently, emerged as a celebrity.--From publisher description.

God and the Brain

God and the Brain
Author : Kelly James Clark
Publisher : Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Total Pages : 232
Release : 2019-07-02
ISBN 10 : 9781467456555
ISBN 13 : 1467456551
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

God and the Brain Book Description:

Does cognitive science show that religious belief is irrational? Kelly James Clark brings together science and philosophy to examine some of humanity’s more pressing questions. Is belief in God, as Richard Dawkins claims, a delusion? Are atheists smarter or more rational than religious believers? Do our genes determine who we are and what we believe? Can our very creaturely cognitive equipment help us discover truth and meaning in life? Are atheists any different from Mother Teresa? Clark’s surprising answers both defend the rationality of religious belief and contribute to the study of cognitive science. God and the Brain explores complicated questions about the nature of belief and the human mind. Scientifically minded, philosophically astute, and reader-friendly, God and the Brain provides an accessible overview of some new cognitive scientific approaches to the study of religion and evaluates their implications for both theistic and atheistic belief.

Representing Autism

Representing Autism
Author : Stuart Murray
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Total Pages : 288
Release : 2008-06-01
ISBN 10 : 9781781388235
ISBN 13 : 1781388237
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Representing Autism Book Description:

From concerns of an 'autism epidemic' to the MMR vaccine crisis, autism is a source of peculiar fascination in the contemporary media. Discussion of the condition has been largely framed within medicine, psychiatry and education but there has been no exploration of its power within representative narrative forms. Representing Autism is the first book to tackle this approach, using contemporary fiction and memoir writing, film, photography, drama and documentary together with older texts to set the contemporary fascination with autism in context. Representing Autism analyses and evaluates the place of autism within contemporary culture and at the same time examines the ideas of individual and community produced by people with autism themselves to establish the ideas of autistic presence that emerge from within a space of cognitive exceptionality. Central to the book is a sense of the legitimacy of autistic presence as a way by which we might more fully articulate what it means to be human.

Vision of Canada 2020

Vision of Canada 2020
Author : Elizabeth Elsie Hannaford
Publisher : iUniverse
Total Pages : 136
Release : 2011-01-06
ISBN 10 : 9781450280549
ISBN 13 : 1450280544
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Vision of Canada 2020 Book Description:

Elsie (Elizabeth) Hannaford wrote her book Vision of Canada 2020 Save Canadian Medicare and Money with great passion and compassion. Passion for a contented and happy life for all the people of the Earth and compassion for those most in need of what sustains life, namely, nutrition and health care. The book also deals with a variety of important topics: Where does Canadas future lay? Why Canada needs a huge increase in its population? How to achieve economic prosperity for all? Why Canada should build bridges with China and India to make this great nation the envy of the rest of the world? How Albertas tar sands pollute its waters, hurt the wildlife of the region, and debase the overall environment? How Canada can solve some of the chronic problems that plague its health care system? Banning of all the nuclear weapons of the world, and How, oh how, Stephen Harper can have his long sought but long alluded Conservative majority Parliament. In addition, the author pays tribute to the contributions of institutions such as the University of Saskatchewan as well as to some of the great men and women of our modern world: Mohandas K. Gandhi for his non-violent struggle for the independence of India, Jimmy Carter for his peace making between Egypt and Israel, Bill Gates and Warren Buffet for their munificence, Oprah Winfrey and the Canadian diva Celine Dion...even to the Three Stooges for bringing laughter therapy into this world.

Islands of Genius

Islands of Genius
Author : Darold A. Treffert
Publisher : Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Total Pages : 302
Release : 2011-10-12
ISBN 10 : 9781849058735
ISBN 13 : 1849058733
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Islands of Genius Book Description:

In this fascinating book, Dr. Treffert looks at what we know about savant syndrome, and at new discoveries that raise interesting questions about the hidden brain potential within us all. He looks both at how savant skills can be nurtured, and how they can help the person who has them, particularly if that person is on the autism spectrum.

Bohuslav Martinu

Bohuslav Martinu
Author : F. James Rybka
Publisher : Scarecrow Press
Total Pages : 444
Release : 2011-05-01
ISBN 10 : 9780810877627
ISBN 13 : 0810877627
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bohuslav Martinu Book Description:

Bohuslav Martinu's amazing output—over 400 imaginative, well-crafted, and diverse pieces, including symphonies, operas, ballet scores, and other orchestral works—is accounted for in this biography that asserts the composer had Asperger Syndrome.

A Cringe Meister in the Bathos Sphere

A Cringe Meister in the Bathos Sphere
Author : Jason Earls
Publisher : Lulu.com
Total Pages : 195
Release : 2010-02-24
ISBN 10 : 9780557323692
ISBN 13 : 055732369X
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Cringe Meister in the Bathos Sphere Book Description:

Max Reynolds failed as a writer. Yet Max Reynolds continues to write. He must write every day or he will sink into an almost catatonic depression. This is Max Reynolds' story, told mainly through samples of his writing.

Sudden Genius

Sudden Genius
Author : Andrew Robinson
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Total Pages : 371
Release : 2010-09-16
ISBN 10 : 9780199569953
ISBN 13 : 0199569959
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sudden Genius Book Description:

Genius and breakthroughs appear to involve something magical. Andrew Robinson looks at what science does, and does not, know about exceptional creativity, and applies it to the stories of ten breakthroughs in the arts and sciences, including Curie's discovery of radium and Mozart's composing of The Marriage of Figaro.