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2013-04-07 23:01:07

Tolleson To Be Featured on King 5 New Day Northwest, Donating to Seattle Children Hospital´s Autism Center Seattle, Washington (PRWEB) April 07, 2013 It is not surprising when a self-diagnosed person with Aspergers has been given a savant gift, and wants to give back. Michael Tolleson, autistic savant artist extraordinaire, continues to give throughout the year, but finds April to be a special month in which he simply wants to do more. “April is National Autism Awareness Month,...

Autism Linked To Child Prodigies
2012-11-12 06:57:57

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Saul Aaron Kripke, the great American philosopher and logician, had a very succinct answer for Harvard University after they had offered him a teaching position. His response? “My mother said that I should finish high school and go to college first.” Kripke is but one of many prodigies throughout history. Whether we consider Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Magnus Carlsen or Pablo Picasso, prodigies have delved into, and in...

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2008-02-19 02:10:00

When Temple Grandin argued that animals and autistic savants share cognitive similarities in her best-selling book Animals in Translation (2005), the idea gained steam outside the community of cognitive neuroscientists. Grandin, a professor of animal science whose best-selling books have provided an unprecedented look at the autistic mind, says her autism gives her special insight into the inner workings of the animal mind. She based her proposal on the observation that animals, like...


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  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
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