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