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Fascinating interview with an autistic savant
« on: 12/01/2009 18:35:26 »
As some of you know I have an avid interest in autism. I came across this article whilst wombling around the web and it has to be the best interview with a savant that I've ever seen or heard.

Please read it and I think you too will be fascinated.

http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg20126881.800-inside-the-mind-of-an-autistic-savant.html?full=true


 

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« Reply #1 on: 12/01/2009 21:36:08 »
Fascinating reading: thank you so much Doc!
 

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« Reply #2 on: 12/01/2009 21:45:33 »
This is just brilliant. Murray has some traits like this when it comes to numbers.

Did you ever see the documentary about the woman who said her mind worked like she was cattle. She was autistic and felt she had the same flight reflex to changes in air pressure and light. She work as a slaughter house designer.
 

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« Reply #3 on: 12/01/2009 22:40:38 »
No, Sharon, I haven't seen it. Savants fascinate me. That's why I was so interested in that article.

By the way, I'm writing a series of articles for another site about ASD in order to, among other objectives, dispel the Rainman myth. If anyone is interested in reading them I shall post the URL on TNS when they're published.
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« Reply #4 on: 12/01/2009 22:45:32 »
There was a documentary about the man on TV a few years back. Very facinating indeed!
 

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« Reply #5 on: 12/01/2009 22:53:24 »
I saw a documentary about Kevin Peet, but he is not as articulate as the chap in that article.
 

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« Reply #6 on: 13/01/2009 10:50:20 »
I think the animal welfare woman is called something like Temple Grandin.. DB, if you haven't encountered her work before you should look her up.
 

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« Reply #7 on: 13/01/2009 15:16:22 »
Thanks Rosy, I know she does lots of lecture tours but couldn't remember her name. She was very good at putting across how she views the world.
 

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« Reply #8 on: 14/01/2009 02:13:04 »
I think the animal welfare woman is called something like Temple Grandin.

Ah, that name rings a bell. Thank you.
 

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