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Struck by Genius - How a Brain Injury Made Me a Mathematical Marvel (Paperback) Loot Price: R160
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Struck by Genius - How a Brain Injury Made Me a Mathematical Marvel (Paperback)

Jason Padgett, Maureen Seaberg

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Jason Padgett was an ordinary, not terribly bright, 41-year-old working in his father's furniture shop when he was the victim of a brutal mugging outside a karaoke bar in 2002. That same night his stepfather died of cancer, and two weeks later his only brother went missing (his body was discovered three year later). The combined traumas of these three events proved, unsurprisingly, too much for Jason and he withdrew from life completely, living as a hermit for four years suffering with agoraphobia and the onset of OCD. During this time he developed a fascination with the principles of the physical universe, devouring mathematics and physics journals. He also started to see intricate webs of shapes in his head and discovered that he could draw these by hand. A chance encounter in a mall pointed him in the direction of college. There, his extraordinary mind was recognised, and he was set on a path in which his drawings were identified as mathematical fractals and neuroscientists were able to diagnose a unique individual. Jason is a miraculous everyman with an inspiring 'what if' story that pushes beyond the boundaries of what scientists thought possible.

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Imprint: Headline Book Publishing
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: February 2015
Authors: Jason Padgett • Maureen Seaberg
Dimensions: 198 x 130 x 18mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - B-format
Pages: 243
ISBN-13: 978-0-7553-6460-2
Categories: Books > Language & Literature > Biography & autobiography
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LSN: 0-7553-6460-0
Barcode: 9780755364602

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