This is truly interesting and it can be treated as an eye witness report of another kind. A serious change in perspective is understood but then must be integrated with past perceptions.
The training he then took in math would have reorganized his whole life way over top of his altered perception.
Rather an unusual and clearly beneficial step..
The violent attack that turned a man into a maths genius
Futon salesman Jason Padgett cared little about anything beyond partying and chasing girls, then one fateful night changed him forever.
By Sarah Keating
11 April 2019
But the former futon salesman from Alaska hasn’t always had a way with numbers. Just under 17 years ago he was living a very different life in Tacoma, Washington.
I used to say maths is stupid, how can you you use that in the real world? – Jason Padgett
Water coming down the drain didn’t look like it was a smooth, flowing thing anymore, it looked like these little tangent lines – Jason Padgett
Padgett believed his drawings held the key to the universe and took them everywhere with him
Brogaard believes the brain injury Padgett sustained caused him to develop a form of synaesthesia that made him an acquired savant
Through Padgett’s eyes, the puddle is transformed into complex rippling patterns, overlapping and forming shapes like stars or snowflakes