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The mind of the mathematician

Author: Michael Fitzgerald; I M James
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2007.
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Internationally famous mathematician Ioan James and accomplished psychiatrist Michael Fitzgerald look at the complex world of mathematics and the mind. They discuss mathematics and the arts, savants, gender and mathematical ability, and the impact of autism, personality disorders, and mood disorders.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Fitzgerald, Michael, 1946-
Mind of the mathematician.
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2007
(OCoLC)608480426
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Fitzgerald; I M James
ISBN: 0801885876 9780801885877
OCLC Number: 70877947
Description: xiii, 181 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. I. Tour of the literature --
pt. II. Twenty mathematical personalities.
Responsibility: Michael Fitzgerald and Ioan James.
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