Embracing the Wide Sky: A Tour Across the Horizons of the Mind

Format: Audiobook

Source: Public Library

Rating: 3.25

“Unsuccessful genius is an oxymoron”

Tammet is a high functioning autistic.  He is also classified as a savant.  This book was quite interesting because Tammet didn’t describe the mind or the way it functions in the traditional style.  Through this book, Tammet references many books and articles all throughout.  He is big on language and discusses the language he has been creating since he was a kid.  Discussed in how learning multiple languages is much easier when you are little.

Tammet tries to explain how a savants brain isn’t that far different from a regular. But his feats of memory and math boggle my simple mind.

I listened to the audiobook version of this book.  One thing I noticed when Tammet was running little mind test with the reader in say a math problem or in wordplay and some foreign language test did not work well in the audio version.  I had a tough time focusing on the problem or the random language being spoken.

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