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The Mind of the Mathematician
 
 
Author
Michael Fitzgerald & Ioan James.
Publisher Johns Hopkins  
Format hardcover
Product Dimensions 9.25 x 6.25 x 0.75 inches
ISBN 9780801885877
Pages/Publication Date 181/2007
Daedalus Item Code 23717
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What makes mathematicians tick? How do their minds process formulas and concepts that, for most of the rest of the world's population, remain beyond comprehension? And in light of figures like John Forbes Nash Jr., the subject of A Beautiful Mind, and reclusive Russian mathematician Grigori Perelman, who has refused lucrative and prestigious math prizes, is there a connection between mathematical creativity and mental illness? Mathematician Ioan James and psychiatrist Michael Fitzgerald here look at the world of mathematics and the mind, exploring the behavior and personality traits that tend to fit the profile of a mathematician. They discuss mathematics and the arts, savants, gender and mathematical ability, and the impact of autism, personality disorders, and mood disorders.

"The authors' careful treatments are an especially welcome addition to a genre riddled with apocryphal anecdotes and shoddy scholarship."Nature

 
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