TED Talks: Temple Grandin on Why the World Needs all Kinds of Minds

PHOTO: Temple Grandin speaks at the TED2010 during Session 9: "Imagination" in this Feb. 12, 2010 file photo in Long Beach, Cali.

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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.

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