remarkable story of an ordinary man who was transformed when a traumatic injury
left him with an extraordinary gift
No one sees the world as
Jason Padgett does. Water pours from the faucet in crystalline patterns,
numbers call to mind distinct geometric shapes, and intricate fractal patterns
emerge from the movement of tree branches, revealing the intrinsic mathematical
designs hidden in the objects around us.
Yet Padgett wasn’t born
this way. A college drop-out, he had never made it past pre-algebra. But a
violent mugging forever altered the way his brain works, giving him unique
gifts. His ability to understand math and physics skyrocketed, and he developed
the astonishing ability to draw the complex geometric shapes he saw everywhere.
His stunning, mathematically precise artwork illustrates his intuitive
understanding of complex mathematics.
The first documented case
of acquired savant syndrome with mathematical synesthesia, Padgett is a medical
marvel. Struck by Genius recounts how he overcame huge setbacks and
embraced his new mind. Along the way he fell in love, found joy in numbers, and
spent plenty of time having his head examined. Like Born on a Blue Day and
My Stroke of Insight, his singular story reveals the wondrous potential
of the human brain. Download and start listening now!