Science Book a Day Interviews Richard Panek

My Interview with Richard Panek, co-author of The Autistic Brain.

Science Book a Day

PanekSpecial 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:

#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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