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Title: Are Animals Autistic Savants?
Contributor(s): Vallortigara, Giorgio (author); Snyder, Allan (author); Kaplan, Gisela  (author); Bateson, Patrick (author); Clayton, Nicola S (author); Rogers, Lesley  (author)
Publication Date: 2008
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pbio.0060042
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Abstract: Similarities in behaviour between autistic savants and animals have been suggested, most notably by Temple Grandin in her book 'Animals in Translation' (2005), and this theory seems to have gained some consensus among other neuroscientists who are not specialists in animal cognition. Here we aim to discuss two specific parallels between the behavioural characteristics of animals and those of autistic savants that have been raised in relation to Grandin's book. Autistic savants show extraordinary skills, particularly in music, mathematics, and drawing.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: PLoS Biology, 6(2), p. 1-7
Publisher: Public Library of Science (PLoS)
Place of Publication: United States of America
ISSN: 1545-7885
Field of Research (FOR): 060801 Animal Behaviour
Socio-Economic Outcome Codes: 970107 Expanding Knowledge in the Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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