Skip to comments.From mullet to math genius after a concussion
Posted on 04/25/2014 5:21:17 PM PDT by jsh3180
When Jason Padgett pours cream into his morning coffee, this is what he sees:
I watch the cream stirred into the brew. The perfect spiral is an important shape to me. Its a fractal. Suddenly, its not just my morning cup of joe, its geometry speaking to me.
Padgetts world is bursting with mathematical patterns. He is one of a few people in the world who can draw approximations of fractals, the repeating geometric patterns that are building blocks of everything in the known universe, by hand. Tree leaves outside his window are evidence of Pythagoras theorem. The arc that light makes when it bounces off his car proves the power of pi.
He sees the parts that make up the whole. And his world is never boring, never without amazement. Even his dreams are made up of geometry.
(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com ...
This is so rare, it would be easier to get hit by lighting, for this to happen to anyone.
And I am a multi head injury pt. myself.
Yep, MIT students in the dorm are whacking each other with baseball bats as we speak.
We all have that ability in our minds. Some people are able to unleash the magic better than others.
Well, I used to have a mullet, so I figure I’m already halfway there.
I must need another whack with that 2 x 4. What is BFL?
Thanks for posting - a glimpse into God’s greatest human creation, the human brain and mind!
The article mentions Daniel Tammet who is autistic but a savant who loves Pi and numbers.
Daniel Tammet - The Boy With The Incredible Brain [1/5]
LOL! I felt the same way!
Bump for later.
Bump for later. Whack ;^)
So the author or editor found this sentence compelling enough to share in the article but then utters not one more peep about it?
The mullet contained it. He, and we, were safe because of it’s protection. Now it is unleashed and he is free to use his powers for evil. NEVER ...EVER...cut a mullrt. You could inadvertently destroy the world.
Quick, somebody hit on the head again so he can get back to playing video games and texting 10,000 times a day.
At Planck lengths, lines have no meaning.
After about the 15th beer, I pretty much am a genius.
Fractals are not building blocks, atoms are. I don't know what it means to 'draw an approximation of a fractal'---I don't think the statement makes any sense.
Well, yeah ... if you build your circles out of planks.
I think my nose bled as I was typing that post.
The brain is not the mind. The brain is a tool of the mind, kind of like the frequency generator manipulated by someone desiring to produce electromagnetic waves.
We only covered a little bit of higher math and physics in culinary school.
I'm much better equipped by practical training to make a Bearnaise sauce, or do a vasectomy on your brother-in-law.
He looks a bit gay, now.
Getting straight lines means you walk the Planck.
Here you are: o
What did the mountain man say to the cross country bicyclist when his bike broke down and he asked to spend the night?
He told the man it was just fine, and good timing, because that night there was going to be wild happenings, plenty of hard drinking, hard sex, hard fighting, and hard partying, the young man thought that was pretty exciting and asked the mountain man how man people were going to show up, and the mountain man said, well, it’s just gonna be me and you boy.
I never had a bicyclist stop by, but 2 wild turkeys that camped out on my front porch wound up just a bunch of feathers.....
Reminds me of Colonel Flagg on MASH. He looks at a dress wearing Klinger and says up close your a man. Klinger says, “Far away too.”
I’m bald but Jason and I share the same surname, so I’m farther along. Algebra was my favorite subject. I took it five times.
Of course they don’t. And they are pretty darned depressed over that.
Fractals in the front, Pythagoras in the back.
We all thought that, Dale.
This is my **favourite** guy that is like the man in the article...he is an English man named Daniel Tammet
Here he is in a neat clip from a documentary where he learned Icelandic in a week...it’s very touching to me. Especially since he seems like such a sweet man:
And this is a clip of him on the David Letterman show where he explains his “condition” and how it may have been brought on by epileptic seizures and his autism. He also talks about memorizing pi to 22,000+ digits for charity:
lol...I didn’t see your post. I just posted about him. Came across him on YouTube a few years ago. Very sweet man with incredible mind.
Then about the same time I came across Tammet, I also learned about this guy...he can paint/draw Rome to very precise detail (and other cities) after only a helicopter ride.
You invited them to dinner?
I'd go with tiny little segments approaching one point in length. Amazing that those Greek dudes in togas had it all figured out and gave us "pi".
People who see the world in patterns are not all that rare. It's cool that a concussion could charge up those batteries and have a person see the world as it is.
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