Readership: Psychologists, philosophers, those in the arts, parents and professionals working with people with autism and students.
Edited by Francesca Happé, Kings College London, and Uta Frith, Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London
"It is fascinating reading for clinicians, researchers, and families of autistic individuals" - Doody's Notes
1: Francesca Happé and Uta Frith: Introduction: The beautiful otherness of the autistic mind
2: Darold A. Treffert: The savant syndrome: an extraordinary condition.
3: Patricia Howlin, Susan Goode, Jane Hutton, Michael Rutter: Savant skills in autism: psychometric approaches and parental reports
4: Francesca Happé, Pedro Vital: What aspects of autism predispose to talent?
5: Simon Baron-Cohen, Emma Ashwin, Chris Ashwin, Teresa Tavassoli, Bhismadev Chakrabarti: Talent in autism: hyper-systemizing, hyper-attentin to detail, and sensory hypersensitivity
6: Laurent Mottron, Michelle Dawson, Isabelle Soulieres: Enhanced perception in savant syndrome: patterns, structure, and creativity
7: Kate Plaisted Grant, Greg Davis: Perception and appreception in autism: rejecting the inverse assumption
8: Allan Snyder: Explaining and inducing savant skills: privileged access to lower level, less processed information
9: Katherine Woollett, Eleanor A. Maguire, and Hugo J. Spiers: Talent in the taxi: a model system for exploring expertise
10: Richard Cowan and Chris Frith: Do calendrical savants use calculation to answer date questions? A functional magnetic resonance imaging study
11: Gregory L. Wallace, Francesca Happé, and Jay N. Giedd: A case study of a multiply talented savant with an autism spectrum disorder
12: Manuel Casonova and Juan Trippe: Radical Cytoarchitecture and patterns of cortical connectivity in autism
13: Temple Grandin: How does visual thinking work in the mind of a person with autism?: A personal account
14: Pamel Heaton: Assessing musical skills in autistic children who are not savants
15: Jennifer E. Drake and Ellen Winner: Precocious realists: perceptual and cognitive characteristics associated with drawing talent in non-autistic children
16: Roger Cardinal: Outsider Art and the Autistic Creator
17: Ian Hacking: Autistic Autobiography
18: Douwe Draaisma: Stereotypes of Autism