The Hidden Gifts of Visual Thinking with Temple Grandin

The TED Interview | 10 November 2022 | 0h 31m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Temple Grandin about her book Visual Thinking: The Hidden Gifts of People Who Think in Pictures, Patterns, and Abstractions. Discusses her long, multifaceted career, and how her neurodivergent mind and its gift for identifying patterns and thinking visually has helped her pioneer groundbreaking research. She also explains how all kinds of brains can contribute to creating knowledge, and shares how neurodiversity is a strength across many disciplines.

What it’s Like Being Autistic in a Neurotypical World

KERA’s Think | 9 August 2022 | 0h 33m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Devon Price about his book Unmasking Autism: Discovering the New Faces of Neurodiversity. Discusses the effort required by autistics to “mask” so as to appear neurotypical.

Chanelle Moriah on I Am Autistic

Coppuccino | 1 April 2022 | 0h 34m | Listen Later | Podcasts
Interview with Chanelle Moriah about their book I Am Autistic. Describes being diagnosed with autism at age 21; the dearth of information from the perspective of someone with autism; and discusses what it is like to be autistic.

Simon Baron-Cohen || How Autism Drives Human Invention

The Psychology Podcast | 18 February 2021 | 1h 16m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Simon Baron-Cohen about his book The Pattern Seekers: How Autism Drives Human Invention. Covers the role of affective versus cognitive empathy, navigating autism amidst cancel culture, how autism drives human invention, the biological basis of creativity and autism, how we can nurture the inventors of the future, and more.

This is a fantastic book that deserves to be much better known.

Simon Baron-Cohen on Pattern Seekers

Noncompliant | 10 December 2020 | 0h 47m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Simon Baron-Cohen about his book The Pattern Seekers: How Autism Drives Human Invention. Describes the evidence that the genes that cause autism are critical to human inventiveness; a benefit that sometimes comes at the cost of cognitive empathy, but not affective empathy. Stresses the importance of recognizing and valuing neurodiversity.

Elizabeth Laugeson – From Socially Awkward to Socially Outward

Full PreFrontal | 29 October 2020 | 0h 51m | Listen Later
Interview with Elizabeth Laugeson about ideas from her book The Science of Making Friends: Helping Socially Challenged Teens and Young Adults. Discusses the evidence-based methods she has developed in her UCLA PEERS clinic to help people to learn social skills who have autism spectrum disorder, ADHD, bipolar, or other conditions. Via Alexey Guzey.

Steve Silberman on Evolving Attitudes About Autism

Point of Inquiry | 17 November 2015 | 0h 33m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Steve Silberman about his book Neurotribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity. Uncovers the lost history of autism and shows how we arrived at the concept of the autism spectrum. Argues that many of us have autistic traits, some of which, such as social awkwardness and highly focused passions, have helped shape our world, especially the digital realm.