Friday, February 26, 2010

Autism: Thinking and Understanding in Pictures

Temple Grandin, ("Autism is part of who I am.") was diagnosed with autism as a child. She talks about how her mind works -- sharing her ability to "think in pictures," which helps her solve problems that neurotypical brains might miss.

She makes the case that the world needs people on the autism spectrum: visual thinkers, pattern thinkers, verbal thinkers, and all kinds of smart geeky kids. More info.

Dr. Bruce L. Miller: UCSF Memory and Aging

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