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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His website, Optimnem sells foreign language courses. Some are beautiful, likeand some are ugly, like Yet the text itself is anything but–the chapters are relatively short, his sentences are easy to follow, and aside from the first chapter, “Blue Nines and Red Words” it is told in straightforward chronology.

Jun 06, Ivonne Rovira rated it really liked danile. Similarly, I can remember that Finland’s national flag has a blue cross on a white background because the word Finland is blue as are all words beginning with the letter F.

I liked that because, given how he’d just described the experience, it was literally true. I didn’t like this, but one cannot blame the author for this since he is autistic. A world hidden and secret.

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

My synesthesia also affects how I perceive words and language. That’s why he’s exciting. The sieve method works in this way: There they are explained better than any explanation I could give!


I was hoping for more detail pertaining to how he sees numbers, people, letters, languages, etc. Alleged dragging, shoving of children in migrant centers under investigation: Tammet tells a story of seeing a lady bug on a bush when he is walking home from the bus. His parents were accepting and supporting of him and he credits their help with getting him through difficult periods. What really astounded me about his childhood days was how great his parents were and how much they cared about him even with their SEVEN other younger children.

Born On a Blue Day

I read this book in pre my Goodreads days so didn’t write a full review of it, but I agree with the many positive reviews of my friends here. I found this book rather interesting. While There’s a Boy in Here: From little girls who think they can’t be doctors to teenagers who come to expect street harassment.

Otherwise, it would be 4.

This in turn enables him to process complex mathematical problems effortlessly: His schoolmates were like obstacles to navigate around. End of Watch Stephen King.

His synesthesia, or “linked-sensorial” thinking allows his mental gymnastics with numbers, which is impressive, but equally impressive is his linguistic abilities, as he has fluency in at least ten languages including Icelandic dialect which does not have its roots in latin or Greek as most Eurpean languages do.

But Tammet has thinking qualities that most of us cannot even imagine. Daniel Tammet first became known to blje world for such feats as setting the world record for memorizing the most digits of PI 22, and learning to speak Icelandic in a week.

Excerpt: “Born on a Blue Day,” by Daniel Tammet

Conversely, test results showed his memory for faces scored at the level expected of a 6- atmmet 8-year-old child in this task. Naturally there are weaknesses, or perhaps places lacking clarity.


In this his memoir, Seligman recounts how he learned to study optimism; including a life-changing conversation with his five-year-old daughter. I have visual and sometimes emotional responses to every number up to 10, like having my own visual, numerical vocabulary. Tammet writes that he wasn’t sure how to react as his father collapsed. For one thing, forget the sexy title, the really interesting stuff in here is about this man’s struggles, or may I even go so far daj to be politically incorrect and say “deficits.

He was socially withdrawn and preferred his own company. He suffered epileptic seizures as a young child, which he subsequently outgrew following medical treatment.

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Daniel Tammet – Wikipedia

He participated twice in the World Memory Championships in London under his birth name, placing 11th in and 4th in The process of learning is fascinating and Tammet is one of the few people who actually tries to describe how he thinks and learns. As a savant, Daniel Tammet’s abilities are extraordinary. He raised money for the epilepsy foundation by memorizing a record breaking number of decimal place numerals for pi–over 20, Still a good recommendation from a good friend, thanks very much!