Autism and Mathematical Talent

James, Ioan
March 2010
Mathematical Intelligencer;Mar2010, Vol. 32 Issue 1, p56
Academic Journal
The article discusses the relation between autism and mathematical ability. It is stated that autism is found generally in early childhood and is present throughout one's life. A psychiatrist, Hans Asperger found that many of his patients had autism in a very milder form with different symptoms and it was later called the Asperger's Syndrome. He found that the people having the syndrome also possessed mathematical talent. It discusses many well known mathematicians with the syndrome.


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