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  • Maurice McCarthy
    Thought you may like to hear of this book by a professor who is autistic Maurice ... From: Robert Karl Stonjek [mailto:stonjek@ozemail.com.au] Sent: 16
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      Thought you may like to hear of this book by a professor who is autistic
      Maurice

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      From: Robert Karl Stonjek [mailto:stonjek@...]
      Sent: 16 November 2004 07:16
      To: A Group MindBrain; A Group Evolutionary Psychology
      Subject: [Mind and Brain] Book: Thinking In Pictures : and Other Reports
      from My Life with Autism


      Thinking In Pictures : and Other Reports from My Life with Autism
      by
      <http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/search-handle-url/index=books&field-autho
      r=Temple%20Grandin/104-0110106-4183917> Temple Grandin

      Editorial Reviews

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      Oliver Sacks calls Temple Grandin's
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      first book--and the first picture of autism from the inside--"quite
      extraordinary, unprecedented and, in a way, unthinkable." Sacks told part of
      her story in his
      <http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ISBN=0679756973/104-0110106-4183917> An
      Anthropologist on Mars, and in Thinking in Pictures Grandin returns to tell
      her life history with great depth, insight, and feeling. Grandin told Sacks,
      "I don't want my thoughts to die with me. I want to have done something ...
      I want to know that my life has meaning ... I'm talking about things at the
      very core of my existence." Grandin's clear exposition of what it is like to
      "think in pictures" is immensely mind-broadening and basically destroys a
      whole school of philosophy (the one that declares language necessary for
      thought). Grandin, who feels she can "see through a cow's eyes," is an
      influential designer of slaughterhouses and livestock restraint systems. She
      has great insight into human-animal relations. It would be mere justice if
      Thinking in Pictures transforms the study of religious feeling, too.

      Product Description:
      Temple Grandin, Ph.D., is a gifted animal scientist who has designed one
      third of all the livestock-handling facilities in the United States. She
      also lectures widely on autism because she is autistic, a woman who thinks,
      feels, and experiences the world in ways that are incomprehensible to the
      rest of us. In this unprecedented book, Grandin writes from the dual
      perspectives of a scientist and an autistic person. She tells us how she
      managed to breach the boundaries of autism to function in the outside world.
      What emerges is the document of an extraordinary human being, one who
      gracefully bridges the gulf between her condition and our own while shedding
      light on our common identity.



      "There are innumerable astounding facets to this remarkable
      book...Displaying uncanny powers of observation...[Temple Grandin] charts
      the differences between her life and the lives of those who think in
      words."--Philadelphia Inquirer

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      Comment:
      I have the book but have not read it as yet. It looks interesting. This
      high functioning Autistic professor can not be taken lightly.

      Find Temple Grandin's Home Page at
      http://www.grandin.com/ <http://www.grandin.com/>

      Another interesting page - a Paper:-



      My Experiences with Visual Thinking Sensory Problems and Communication
      Difficulties



      by Temple Grandin, Ph.D.
      Assistant Professor
      Colorado State University
      Fort Collins, Colorado 80523, USA
      (Updated June 2000)


      INTRODUCTION
      In this paper, I will describe my experiences with autism. The main areas I
      will cover are visual thinking, sensory problems, and difficulties with
      communication. After I describe my experiences, I will discuss the
      similarities and differences between myself and other people with an autism
      diagnosis. There is probably a continuum of autism subtypes that vary in the
      pattern of neurological abnormality and the severity of neurological
      problems.

      http://www.autism.org/temple/visual.html
      <http://www.autism.org/temple/visual.html>

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      Robert Karl Stonjek
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