Temple Grandin

The world needs all kinds of minds

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Filmed Jan 2010 at TED2010
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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.

Temple Grandin
/ 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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