Autism-child prodigy link explored

A recent study from Ohio State University has found that child prodigies share several traits with autistic individuals, including intense attention to detail and excellent working memory.  Although they also score high on some traits of autism, they do not seem to display the deficits characteristic of autism.  The question is “why”?

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1 Response to “Autism-child prodigy link explored”


  1. 1 Joseph S November 11, 2012 at 4:31 pm

    Maybe this is yet another example of why autism should not be considered as a YES-NO dichotomous classification. Even retention of Aspergers as part of a spectrum does not allow for this interesting and potentially helpful finding about prodigies!


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