Jason Padgett geometric artist and author of Struck By Genius: How a Brain Injury Made Me A Mathematical Marvel went from store clerk with a love of partying to almost dead at the hands of muggers. The brain injury he sustained that day changed his life for the better and the worse. He became a socially anxious OCD ridden parietal lobe dysfunctioned math genius. His parietal lobe challenges are very similar to the challenges of savant autistics with mathematical precision and synesthesia.
Lynette Louise, our Brain Broad, is excited to share this show and its comparative understanding of what it was like to be neurotypical versus suddenly challenged.
Jason suddenly saw the world in mathematical angles and equations. Jason was beaten into genius and it drove him slightly mad for a while. For families with an autistic relative and for autistics themselves this is a special opportunity to understand both subjectively and comparatively just what it is that is functioning so differently from everyone else.
Today the Great Guest Giveaway is a copy of Jason Padgett’s book ‘Struck By Genius’.
Today’s question “What can we as family members do better?”
Today’s answer: “Don’t make fun of them, value their genius.”
In Stories From The Road Lynette shares the story her parietal lobe Eiffel Tower fall that did cause antisocial feelings but didn’t leave her ‘Struck By Genius’.