My Interview with Richard Panek, co-author of The Autistic Brain.
Special thanks to Richard Panek for answering 5 questions about his recently featured book, co-authored with Temple Grandin – The Autistic Brain: Thinking Across the Spectrum
Richard Panek is the recipient of fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the New York Foundation for the Arts, as well as a grant from the Antarctic Artists and Writers program of the National Science Foundation. – From Barnard University’s Profile
Richard’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/r_panek
#1 – What was the impetus for writing this book?
It was Temple’s idea to write about the autistic brain. I mean, who better?! During the research phase, she handled the neuroimaging and genetics side of the discussion, and I focused on the historical and cultural side, though that division of labor was highly elastic.
#2 – Who is this book written for? Parents? Kids diagnosed with Autism?
All of the above, and more. Although the book is called “The Autistic Brain”…
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