Victim of Brain Injury turned Mathematical Marvel
When Jason Padgett was attacked by muggers outside a karaoke club ten years ago, he thought he was going to die. Repeatedly kicked in the head, his brain trauma caused him to develop a mysterious mathematical gift. Now, the former college drop-out is an aspiring number theorist and mathematician with acquired savant syndrome and synesthesia. Read More >
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The World Through the Eyes of Jason Padgett
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. Read More >
In 2002, Jason Padgett was the victim of a vicious beating outside a karaoke bar in Tacoma, Washington. Upon regaining consciousness, Padgett’s sight was forever altered by a condition called acquired savant syndrome. The brain trauma opened his eyes to an entirely new world — one filled with patterns and strobes, like a stop-motion film. Hear this fascinating story into the hidden power of the mind and one man’s inspiring tale of courage and personal triumph. Read Less ^
"Jason was perfect!! The whole event last night went very well. We spent a good bit of time together—he's a great guy! Thanks so much for steering us to him!"
"A different theme is chosen every conference and this spring’s WASWUG had a superhero theme, making Mr. Padgett, with his fascinating story of acquired genius, a perfect fit. Mr. Padgett’s story was inspirational, educational, and incredibly funny. From seeing fascinating diagrams of the interesting ways his mind sees the world to hearing anecdotes, Mr.Padgett kept the room of 1,074 attendees laughing, aweing, and engaged throughout his entire time on stage."
"Jason is insightful and adept at sharing complex information in ways that his audience can relate to and understand. He is also a compassionate, caring person who strives to support others as they, too, ask questions and look for greater understanding of a wide variety of topics."
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