Tag: arts

August 2015
Opinion / Reviews

Book review: “Neurotribes” recovers lost history of autism

by  /  25 August 2015

Steve Silberman’s new book, “Neurotribes,” recounts his 15-year quest to understand “the legacy of autism.”

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Week of AugustAug
10th
2015
News / Spotted

Spotted: Building brains; classification controversy

by  /  14 August 2015

A 3D printer makes brains out of bio-ink, and researchers debate the number of types of neurons.

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July 2015
Week of JulyJul
13th
2015
News / Spotted

Spotted: Identity crisis; chemical restraint

by  /  17 July 2015

Autism labels incite controversy, and a report exposes overmedication of people with autism.

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April 2015
Week of AprilApr
6th
2015
News / Spotted

Spotted: Memory map; postdoc pileup

by  /  10 April 2015

A boy with autism maps the world from memory, and would-be profs are trapped in perpetual postdocs.

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March 2015
Week of MarchMar
9th
2015
News / Spotted

Spotted: ‘SciArt’ storm; college crisis

by  /  13 March 2015

Scientific art takes over Twitter, and college students on the spectrum describe their struggles.

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Opinion

Test draws on doodles to spot signs of autism

by  /  3 March 2015

Researchers have developed a 10-minute drawing test that measures reciprocity — an important social skill that children with autism often lack.

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February 2015
Opinion

Autism’s impact on language is independent of native tongue

by  /  24 February 2015

Native speakers of tonal languages who have autism are adept at identifying pitch in music, but this does not help them interpret tone in language.

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Opinion / Reviews

A curious experience

by  /  10 February 2015

The acclaimed Broadway play “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” gives theatergoers dazzling insight into one boy’s unusual experience of the world.

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December 2014
Illustration by Susan Brown
Features / Special Reports / 2014 Year in review

Art on the spectrum

22 December 2014

Nestled between galleries in Manhattan’s art district is a studio like no other. It brims with the energy of 40 artists, all of whom have autism.

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November 2013
Opinion / Reviews

Book review: Meet one person with autism

by  /  15 November 2013

Taken at face value, a new translated memoir by a child with severe autism suggests that our official consensus needs a rethink, writes clinical psychologist William Mandy.
 

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