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Temple Grandin:
The world needs all kinds of minds

TED2010 · 19:43 · Filmed Feb 2010
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Temple Grandin: The world needs all kinds of minds
19:43 · Filmed February 2010 at TED2010 · Subtitles available in 36 languages

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.

Livestock handling designer, autism activist
Through groundbreaking research and the lens of her own autism, Temple Grandin brings startling insight into two worlds. Full bio
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