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  • Temple Grandin: 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 connection between IT and Asperger's Syndrome
    “… The Asperger's brain is interested in things rather than people, and people who are interested in things have given us the computer you're working on right now.”
    • Asperger's and IT: Dark secret or open secret? (the broken link in the above article)
      Dr. Tony Attwood, a world-renowned Asperger's clinician and author in Brisbane, Australia, defines Asperger's in a more human context: “The [Asperger's] person usually has a strong desire to seek knowledge, truth and perfection with a different set of priorities. … The overriding priority may be to solve a problem rather than satisfy the social or emotional needs of others.”
    • I also find this follow-up Discussion Post of particular interest. (Here is a more readable copy of that Discussion Post)
  • Flow in Web Design … Chapter 2 from Speed Up Your Site
    The opening paragraphs of this article introduces the concept of “flow experiences”. I am at my very best when what I am working at or doing is a flow experience.
  • How reading and doing crosswords can block your ability to hear
    Often I am most effective when I can visualize what I am dealing with “as if it were there in front of me”. This ability— where I find myself holding off everything else while I visualize and/or hyper-focus on what I am doing— also involves a level of detachment that goes well beyond what the above article describes.
  • Debunking 6 Myths About Asperger Syndrome
    “Gaus doesn’t view Asperger Syndrome as a disease. Instead, she believes it’s a 'unique way of processing information' that creates not just vulnerabilities but 'strengths that can help you succeed in life.' For instance, a person with AS might be 'a very systematic thinker,' which makes it difficult to 'interface with humans,' but also makes them a winning engineer, she said.”

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