The Autistic Brain

The Autistic Brain

Audiobook CD - 2012
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"A cutting-edge account of the latest science of autism, from the best-selling author and advocate Temple Grandin is a star, a Time Magazine top 100 Hero and an inspiration to millions worldwide. Since she started writing and speaking about autism, the number of people diagnosed with it has skyrocketed--but so has the research that is transforming our understanding of the autistic brain. Now she brings her singular perspective to a thrilling journey through the autism revolution. Weaving her own experience with remarkable new discoveries, she introduces the neuroimaging advances and genetic research that link brain science to behavior, even sharing her own brain scans from numerous studies. We meet the scientists and self-advocates who are introducing innovative theories of what causes, how we diagnose, and how best to treat autism. She highlights long-ignored sensory problems and the treatments that might help them, and warns of the dangers of politics defining the diagnosis of autism spectrum. Mostexciting, in the science that has begun to reveal the long-overlooked strengths conferred by autism, she finds a route to more effective mainstreaming and a way to unleash the unique advantages of autistic people. From the "aspies" in Silicon Valley to the five-year-old without language, Grandin understands the true meaning of the word spectrum. The Autistic Brain is essential reading from the most respected and beloved voices in the field"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Prince Frederick, MD : Recorded Books, p2012
ISBN: 9781456133801
Characteristics: 7 sound discs (8 hrs.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Additional Contributors: Panek, Richard
Gallo, Andrea (Narrator)


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Nov 23, 2016

Overall this book was worth listening to. I found it to be informative and confirming. I did find it a bit tedious around chapter 6 or 7 because of the depth of detail. There was a section after this that I found to be more about the author's pet peeve than about plain fact. I appreciate how she pointed out her mistakes in earlier writings from Thinking in Pictures. I as well as the previous commenter did not really like the narrator. Their inflections were a little too overdone at times and had small delays which made me wonder if this person was a professional reader or not.

Apr 26, 2014

I didn't like the reader's voice.


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