Born on a Blue Day: Inside the Extraordinary Mind of an Autistic Savant - Chapter Ten, A Very Large Slice of Pi Summary & Analysis

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Chapter Ten, A Very Large Slice of Pi Summary and Analysis

Twenty years after his epileptic seizure, Daniel decides to memorize over 22,500 digits of pi in order to raise money for the National Society for Epilepsy and at the same time break the European record. Many people have tried various methods for memorizing the infinitely long number. Daniel is able to visual the number as a picture. The hills and valleys of the picture along with dark and light spots allow him to recall the number associated with each phase of the design.

In order to learn the sequence, Daniel and Neil locate a printout of pi from a Japanese website that reaches into the millions of decimal places. Daniel then prints out the sequence in manageable chunks the length of a sheet of paper. He then works...

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