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Bright Splinters of the Mind : A Personal Story of Research With Autistic Savants (Hardcover)

Author: Hermelin, Beate

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Brought to general attention by Rainman, and a subject of endless fascination, the extraordinary talents of some people with autism are well-documented, yet little is understood about the nature of their gifts. Drawing on 20 years of research, Beate Hermelin describes not just what autistics savant do, but explains how they do it. She discusses the nature of the talents of savants who are gifted at poetry, foreign language acquisition, the visual arts, music, and calendar and numerical calculations. Not just an exploration of autistic gifts, Bright Splinters of the Mind is a book that reaches radical conclusions on the very nature of talent and its relationship to intelligence.

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Publisher Jessica Kingsley Pub
Mfg Part# 9781853029318
SKU 204167637
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 1853029319
Release Date 6/11/2013
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