Daniel Tammet, Boy with the Incredible Brain
Daniel Tammet --- Selected Bibliography
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Fall 2007 Cultural Events series continues with an informal conversation with Daniel Tammet on October 23, 2007. He is the author of Born on a Blue Day: Inside the Extraordinary Mind of an Autistic Savant and Born on a Blue Day: A Memoir of Asperger's and an Extraordinary Mind.
Daniel Paul Tammet is a British high-functioning autistic savant, gifted with a facility for mathematics problems, sequence memory, and natural language learning. As one of the world’s high-functioning autistic savants leading a relatively normal life, he offers incredible insight into the world of autism, Asperger’s syndrome and other severe cognitive impairments. He challenges us to think about how society treats those who are different and what tolerance and understanding really mean.
In conjunction with this event, we have compiled a bibliography consisting of books, journal artiles and websites on Daniel Tammet, Asperger's syndrome, synesthesia and savant syndrome.
Baron, M. Grace. Stress and coping in autism, Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2006. RC553.A88 S85
Casanova, Manuel F. Recent developments in autism research, New York: Nova Biomedical Books, 2005. Available through Interlibrary Loan.
Cytowic, Richard E. The man who tasted shapes, Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1998. RC394.S93 C96
Cytowic, Richard E. Synesthesia: a union of the senses, Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, c2002. QP435 .C97
Dann, Kevin T. Bright colors falsely seen: synaesthesia and the search for transcendental knowledge, New Haven: Yale University Press, c1998. BF495 .D36 1998eb
Fitzgerald, Michael, Dr. Autism and creativity: is there a link between autism in men and exceptional ability? New York: Brunner-Routledge, 2004. Available through Interlibrary Loan.
Haddon, Mark. The curious incident of the dog in the night-time, New York: Doubleday, 2003. PZ7.H1165 Cu 2003
Howe, Michael J. A. Fragments of genius: the strange feats of idiots savants, London ; New York: Routledge, 1991. Available through Interlibrary Loan.
Jackson, Jacqui. Multicoloured mayhem: parenting the many shades of adolescents and children with autism, Asperger syndrome, and AD/HD, London; New York: Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2004.
RJ506.A9 J325 2004eb
Mesibov, Gary B., Shea, Victoria & Adams, Lynn W. Understanding Asperger syndrome and high functioning autism, New York: Kluwer Academic, c2002. RC553.A88 M675 2002eb
O'Malley, Glenn. Shelley and synesthesia, Evanston, Ill.: Northwestern University Press, 1964. PR5438 .O4r
Smith, N. V. & Tsimpli, Ianthi-Maria. The mind of a savant: language learning and modularity, Oxford, UK; Cambridge: Blackwell, 1995. Available through Interlibrary Loan
Tammet, Daniel. Born on a blue day: a memoir of Asperger's and an extraordinary mind, London: Hodder & Stoughton, 2006. Available through Interlibrary Loan
Tammet, Daniel. Born on a blue day: inside the extraordinary mind of an autistic savant: a memoir, New York: Free Press, 2007. RC553.A88 T36
Treffert, Darold A. Extraordinary people: understanding savant syndrome,
New York: Ballantine, 1990, 1989. Available through Interlibrary Loan
Barnhill, Gena P. Outcomes in adults with Asperger syndrome. Focus on Autism & Other Developmental Disabilities, Summer2007, 22 (2)
Beeli, Gian, Esslen, Michaela & Jäncke, Lutz. Synaesthesia: when coloured sounds taste sweet. Nature, 3/3/2005, 434 (7029)
Birbaumer, Niels. Rain Man's revelations. Nature, 5/20/99, 399 (6733)
Bock, Marjorie. A social--behavioral learning strategy Intervention for a child with asperger syndrome. Remedial & Special Education, Sep/Oct2007, 28 (5)
Dowd, Rachel. His beautiful mind. Advocate, 6/19/2007 (987)
Geipert, Nadja. What color are your 2's? Science Now, 3/24/2005
Greenwood, Veronique. Head games. Popular Science, Oct2007, 271 (4)
Hornik, Susan. For some, pain is orange. Smithsonian, Feb2001, 31 (11)
Kher, Unmesh. Ah, the blue smell of It!. Time Europe, 6/18/2001, 157 (24)
Lehrer, Jonah. Blue Monday, green Thursday. New Scientist, 5/19/2007, 194 (2604)
Leigh. Suzanne. A long shadow is lifted on Asperger's in adults. USA Today, 07/24/2007
Lyall, Sarah. Brainman, at rest in his oasis. New York Times, 2/15/2007, 249 (53856)
Miller, Greg. The man who memorized pi. Science Now, 4/14/2005
Miller, Leon. A memoir of the savant syndrome. Lancet, 8/11/2001, 358 (9280)
Miller, Leon K. The savant syndrome: Intellectual impairment and exceptional skill. Psychological Bulletin, Jan99, 125 (1)
Murray, Stuart. Autism and the contemporary sentimental: fiction and the narrative fascination of the present. Literature & Medicine, Spring2006, 25 (1)
Nakamura, Kazuhiko, Iwahashi, Kazuhiko, Fukunishi, Isao & Suwaki, Hiroshi. Social skills training for a case of Savant syndrome and Asperger’s syndrome. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, Aug2000, 34 (4)
Page, Tim. Parallel play. New Yorker, 8/20/2007, 83 (24)
Prochazka, Helen. Mathematics scrapbook. Australian Mathematics Teacher, Oct2006, 62 (4)
Ramachandran, Vilayanur S. & Hubbard, Edward. M. Hearing colors, tasting shapes. Scientific American Special Edition, Sep2006 Special Edition, 16 (3)
Simner, Julia. C is for "colour". New Scientist, 7/14/2007, 194 (2612)
Snyder, Allan. Paradox of the savant mind. Nature, 9/20/2001, 413 (6853)
Tammet, Daniel. What it feels like to be a savant. Esquire, Aug2005, 144 (2)
Treffert, Darold A. & Christensen, Daniel D. Inside the mind of a savant. Scientific American Mind, 2006, 17 (3)
Treffert, Darold A. & Wallace, Gregory L. Islands of genius. Scientific American Special Edition, Jan2004 Special Edition, 14 (1)
Treffert, Darold A. & Wallace, Gregory L. Living with savant syndrome. Scientific American, Jun2002, 286 (6)
Tsai, Luke Y. Asperger syndrome and medication treatment. Focus on Autism & Other Developmental Disabilities, Fall2007, 22 (3)
Ryder, Nicola, Pring, Linda & Hermelin, Beate. Lack of coherence and divergent thinking: two sides of the same coin in artistic talent? Current Psychology, Summer2002, 21 (2)
Brain Man: one man's gift may be the key to better understanding the brain - http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2007/01/26/60minutes/main2401846.shtml
Daniel Tammet - The Incredible Brain - http://www.mymultiplesclerosis.co.uk/misc/danieltammet.html
A genius explains - Interview of mathematical and linguistic whiz Daniel Tammet by Richard Johnson - http://www.guardian.co.uk/weekend/story/0,,1409903,00.html
Optimnem: The official website of Daniel Tammet - http://www.optimnem.co.uk/