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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Nov 22, David rated it really liked it. Thinking back, I can understand why the other children teased me and called me ‘cry baby’.

Next to the school entrance gates there was a cloakroom for the children to put their coats in before going into class. Now a major motion picture starring Luke Treadaway. As one of only about 50 people living today with synesthesia and autism, Tammet’s condition is intriguing to researchers; his ability to express himself clearly and with a surprisingly engaging tone given his symptoms makes for an account that will intrigue others as well.

Tammet’s family of eleven! I was breastfed for the next eighteen months; not least because it was one of the very few methods my mother found to help quieten me. The falling leaves formed spirals in the air, like the spirals I saw when I did daniek in my head.

When I read or think about the word I immediately see the colour in my head, which evokes the meaning. My handwriting was tiny – one teachercompkined that she had had to change the prescription of her gksses to read my work – as a result of my fear of running out of paper on which to write down the words. Perhaps they always were, but it took time for me to find and understand them I became an increasingly quiet child and spent most of my time in my room, sitting on my own in a particular spot on the floor, absorbed in the silence.


What a gifted person, his ability to write and the accomplishments he has made in his life are amazing. When something catches Tammet’s attention, it seems that everything else ceases to exist.

He’s also a synesthete, which helps him considerably in performing these Daniel Tammet is an autistic savant whose special talents include lightning-fast calculation including calendrical calculation telling on what day of the week any given date will fallamazing facility with languages he currently speaks ten, and has even made up his own language and a near-perfect memory for facts and figures he’s the current European record-holder for reciting pi to the greatest number of digits.

They never seemed impatient with me.

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At nineteen, he is going through a lot of the challenges that I too faced while growing up, from problems with anxiety and loneliness to uncertainty about the future. The author is not, in fact, autistic, bpue never was. Breastfeeding has long been known to be good for babies, helping to enhance cognitive development and sensory skills as well as the baby’s immune system It is also thought to be beneficial to the emotional development of children on the autistic spectrum, providing a special opportunity for close physical and emotional contact between mother and child.

He speaks of obsessive phases. Get relationship help, parenting advice, healthy recipes, and tips for living a happy life from our author experts. One of the villagers approaches and puts one of his cabbages into the pot.

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

I was so terrified of losing my coat among all the others, or of picking up a similar looking one and taking it home with me, blus I took to counting the pegs to work out which one was nine. Retrieved from ” https: Tammet’s autobiography provides a fascinating glimpse into the inner world of a man who experiences life very differently from the rest of us.


Tammet describes how he thinks–in shapes, numbers and colors. Asperger’s is considered a higher functioning form of autism because the kids diagnosed with it us Blhe One of his most treasured experiences is meeting Kim Peek, the inspiration for the Rainman character in the film.

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See More New Releases. Sometimes I’d fold my fingers over, then uncurl one or another and just stand there with one or more of my fingers pointing up towards the class ceiling. My favourite was The Very Hungry Caterpillar. I also tammet like I have to answer the reviewer below who called Tammet a sociopath. Jun 28, Mom rated it really liked it.

The seizures began after the war and were particularly violent – my grandmother quickly became familiar with the sound of crashing plates and cups being knocked from the kitchen table on to the floor. My lather could hear the members of staif walking along the corridor from the noise of their footsteps. My parents learnt to tap quietly at the door before coming in to see how I was.

Look and Read was a popular BBC children’s television series and one of its most watched programmes wasDark Towers involving a young girl who, alongside her dog, race to find the hidden treasure of a strange, old house called Dark Towers.