compensating . . . Temple Grandin . . . "
. She is not just autistic but an autistic savant, meaning that she has unusual cognitive abilities, such as a photographic memory and excellent spatial skills. She “thinks in pictures,” she says, helping her understand what animals perceive.
Picture of the Past
Grandin’s left medial temporal lobe—involved in memory—appears in pink in this MRI. The white crescent is her corpus collosum, a bundle of fibers that connects the two hemispheres of her brain.
MRI: Jason Cooperrider
Her brain is equally remarkable, according to a team of neuroimaging experts who study brain changes in autism at the University of Utah. Neuroscientist Jason Cooperrider and colleagues scanned Grandin’s brain using three different methods: high-"
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