Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Sociopaths, PhDs, Mathematicians, and more
Jordan Ellenberg offers an observation on why mathematicians (generally) are NOT sociopaths (unlike, perhaps, investment bankers ;-):
Meanwhile, possibly on the opposite end of the spectrum, is Jason Padgett's story, which I've reported here previously -- an individual with "acquired" savant syndrome, which appeared later in life following significant brain trauma, as recounted in Padgett's new volume "Struck by Genius: How a Brain Injury Made Me a Mathematical Marvel." Interesting stuff...
Another review here: http://tinyurl.com/nqk8g8t
Or, you can learn a lot more about Jason by googling him: http://tinyurl.com/kbozcnm