Geometry

In 2002 two men attacked Jason Padgett outside a karaoke bar leaving him with a severe concussion. But the incident also gave him an astounding drawing ability:
Padgett who had very little interest in academics developed the ability to visualize complex mathematical objects and see the world through the lens of geometry. “I see shapes and angles everywhere, from the geometry of a rainbow, to the fractals in water spiraling down a drain”, he said.

Padgett  is one of a rare group with acquired savant syndrome, in which a normal person develops prodigious abilities after a severe injury. “There’s no such thing as a perfect circle”, he said, which he knows because he can always see the edges of a polygon that approximates the circle.



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