Born On A Blue Day by Daniel Tammet – A journey into one of the most fascinating minds alive today—guided by the owner lling author Daniel. Full text of “Born On A Blue Day By Daniel Tammet” . Cambridge University 1 Blue Nines and Red Words I was born on 31 January – a Wednesday. 4 Dec 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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In Born on a Blue Dayhe writes that he knows ten languages: Yet in other areas, he is compulsive, inept, afraid, or incredibly awkward. Nov 10, Uen rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Not all words fit the initial letter pattern: Fortunately, we are spared any graphic details.

Eleven is friendly and five is loud, whereas four is both shy and quiet – it’s my favourite nurrber, perhaps because it reminds me of myself Some are big – 23,1 1 79 – while others are small: I believe my personal experience with autism is the reason why I enjoyed this book. The book starts out with a brief chapter describing how his synesthesia works, and then goes on to chronicle his life.

Instead, most of the book is a slow slog through a detail rich account of some rather mundane experiences.

He tells the story of his life from birth to present day time in a matter-of-fact tone that simply tells a story and asks nothing from you the reader. If the sequence of triangular numbers starts at two people, then the twenty- sixth number in the sequence would coincide with the number of handshakes generated by twenty- seven people shaking borrn with each other.

My parents were worried I might get restless in the night and fall out otherwise. I quite enjoyed reading this book, and learning of this remarkable personality. I spent hours at a time reading and working through the questions, whether in class, the playground or my tamet at home.


Daniel Tammet

Doctors and scientists have been trying for decades to find the cause behind these babies’ excessive crying. My childhood seizures originated in the left temporal lobe and some w suggest that one explanation for savant abilities is left brain injury leading to right brain compensation This is because the skills most commonly seen in savants, including numbers and calculation, are associated with the right hemisphere.

Watching the clip of Tammet reciting pi was indeed something beautiful to behold. Maybe more amazing stories and exercises demonstrating his ability borh work out math problems or logic puzzles quicker than a person who is not a savant. Having had a few students on the autism spectrum, I feel like anything I can read that will help me understand these children is worth my time.

In his childhood he was mostly oblivious to the people around him.

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Being diagnosed with epilepsy affected both my parents bofn deeply, my father in particular. The break-up of my grandparents’ relationship had disastrous consequences for the family.

Then came an obsession with hourglasses the nursery had several of different sizes and I remember watching the trickling flow of sand over and oj again, oblivious to the children playing around me. I rarely if ever spoke unless spoken to.

Full text of “Born On A Blue Day By Daniel Tammet”

Ddaniel of the greatest sources of frustration for my parents was my obsessive collecting of different things, such as the shiny brown conkers that fell in autumn in large quantities from huge trees that dotted a long road near our house. Typically, the sleepwalker does not respond if talked to and does not remember the episode upon waking. Different days of the week elicit different colours and emotions in my head: A neighbour came over to the house and said to my parents: His fascination with numbers I found fascinating; learning how his mental daneil impacted his life as he grew was heart-warming while still tinged with both tragedy and comedy in abundance.


I spent hours in the evenings tying on the floor with the books in my hands, looking at the colours and shapes in the illustrations. Reading this book helped me to understand better why our T has trouble processing language and repeating sounds.

I must have fallen asleep inside because I remember being woken by my father after the couch was pulled out from the tunnel. He would later recall the day he met my mother as the happiest of his life.

A bird in the hand is worth two in the the bush Read quickly, most people don’t spot the second, superfluous ‘the’ in the sentence above.

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

Most books are written by others about the special abilities some people have, rather than having been written by the person who has those special skills.

What really made him comfortable with talking was probably when he taught himself the language extremely quickly. The process takes a matter of seconds and happens spontaneously. On each strip was a different word to be practised, and there were tests each week to see how well the words had been learned.

He experiences numbers as shapes and colors. Tammet is one of 50 savants in the world.