Week 1 – Minds & Brains

The world needs all kinds of minds.


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


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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