Extraordinary Talents of Autistic Minds

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Science  20 Jul 2001:
Vol. 293, Issue 5529, pp. 435-436
DOI: 10.1126/science.1062679

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Bright Splinters of the Mind A Personal Story of Research with Autistic Savants. Beate Hermelin. Jessica Kingsley, Philadelphia, 2001. 192 pp. $49.95, £29.95. ISBN 1-85302-931-9. Paper, $19.95, £13.95. ISBN 1-85302-932-7.

Drawing on two decades of research by herself and her collaborators, Hermelin presents an informative account of artistic, musical, linguistic, and mathematical talents found is some individuals with autism.