The captivating subject of Oliver Sack's "Anthropologist on Mars," here
is Temple Grandin's personal account of living with autism extraordinary
gift of animal empathy has transformed her world and ours.
Temple Grandin is renowned throughout the world as a designer of
livestock holding equipment. Her unique empathy for animals has her to
create systems which are humane and cruel free, setting the highest
standards for the industry the treatment and handling of animals. She
also happens to be autistic. Here, in Temple Grandin's own words, is the
story what it is like to live with autism. Temple is among the few
people who have broken through many the neurological impairments
associated with autism. Throughout her life, she has developed unique
coping strategies, including her famous "squeeze machine, " modeled
after seeing the calming effect squeeze chutes on cattle.
her pain isolation growing up "different" and her discovery visual
symbols to interpret the "ways of the natives" "Thinking In Pictures"
also gives information from the frontlines of autism, including treatme
medication, and diagnosis, as well as Temple's insight into genius,
savants, sensory phenomena, etc. Ultimately, it is Temple's unique
ability describe the way her visual mind works and how she first made
the connection between her impairment and animal temperament that is the
basis of extraordinary gift and phenomenal success.