Week 1 – Minds & Brains

The world needs all kinds of minds.

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Temple Grandin, diagnosed with autism as a child, talks about how her mind works — sharing her ability to “think in pictures,” which helps her solve problems that neurotypical brains might miss. She makes the case that the world needs people on the autism spectrum: visual thinkers, pattern thinkers, verbal thinkers, and all kinds of smart geeky kids.

The most important lesson from 83,000 brain scans

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Clinical psychiatrist Daniel Amen tells us how and why brain imaging is essential for diagnosis and treatment in psychiatry.


Related Resources

Temple Grandin’s Website

Temple Grandin – The Movie [8.4]

March 28, 2014 (CNN) — One in 68 U.S. children has an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), a 30% increase from 1 in 88 two years ago, according to a new report released Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  More →

Study warns of higher risk of autism for kids born to men over 45 [Video 3:21]

The Puzzle of Neuroimaging and Psychiatric Diagnosis: Technology and Nosology in an Evolving Discipline

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