How a Head Injury Created a Math Genius

A new report finds too many NYC high schools don't offer upper level science and mathematics courses

Jason Padgett had never made it past pre-algebra, but after being struck in the head during a mugging, his ability to understand math and physics increased markedly, and he developed the ability to draw complex shapes he saw everywhere in the world around him. Struck by Genius is the story of how Padgett was transformed when traumatic injury left him with an extraordinary gift.