Where We Live: Temple Grandin And The Autistic Brain

The Mysterious, Extraordinary, Autistic Brain

Sue Clark, Creative Commons
Where We Live: The Autistic Brain
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Where We Live: The Autistic Brain

Temple Grandin has a unique talent. She thinks entirely in pictures. She is autistic and has become a renowned autism advocate. Today she'll describe how her brain processes language in pictures, and how this talent for visual thinking has led to a successful career as a consultant on Animal Welfare issues. Her ability to notice detail and understand the experience of cattle and other animals helps her to "see" the issues with the way livestock are treated and handled. We’ll explore how and why her brain operates in this way, and we’ll talk to a Yale researcher who studies the brains of autistic children to learn about the complex processes that influence our brains functioning.