Head Injury Turns Ordinary Man Into Genius

 

He was a college drop out who never made it past pre-algebra, now he's a mathmatical genius!  Struck by Genius is the true story of Jason Padgett, an ordinary furniture salesman who emerged from a brutal mugging with extraordinary mathematical gifts, including the ability to see the geometric fabric of the universe through his own eyes. Jason joined us to talk about his struggle to adapt to his new savantism and to solve the mysteries of his own brain.  His is the first documented case of acquired savant syndrome with mathematical synesthesia. Jason is a medical marvel, and his case begs the question, does genius potential exist within us all?

 

  • Book Event
  • Friday, May 9, 7:30pm
  • Powell's City of Books, 1005 West Burnside, Portland

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