Tuesday, November 11, 2008

The autism spectrum

Benedict Carey at the NYT today highlights a big new idea that links autism and schizophrenia, putting them at opposite ends of a spectrum of behaviors that have genetic foundations. This is just an idea at this point, but fascinating.

I have a friend who works with autistic kids in the public schools so she's always noticing and pointing out behaviors that show we all lie somewhere on the autism spectrum. I, for example, flap my hands a bit when extremely time-crunched.

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