17 October 2013

" I recently read a definition of creativity that made an impression on me: ' a sudden, unexpected recognition of concepts or facts in a new relation not previously seen.'"

" Traditionally researchers have characterized an acute attention to detail as 'weak central coherence'- a deficit. More informally , you could say that autistic people have trouble putting together the big picture or that they can't see the forest for the trees. Personally, I prefer the more neutral term local bias, because the autistic brain can be very good at seeing the trees."

"What's Right with the Autistic Mind"
- Temple Grandin and Richard Panek
TIME magaine

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