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Title:
Autism : explaining the enigma
Author:
Frith, Uta.
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Edition:
Second edition.
Publication Information:
Malden, MA :: Blackwell Pub., [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
ix, 249 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Language:
English
Contents:
What is autism? -- The enchantment of autism -- Lessons from history -- Is there an autism epidemic? -- Mind reading and mind blindness -- Autism aloneness -- The difficulty of talking to others -- Intelligence and special talent -- A fragmented world -- Sensations and repetitions -- Seeing the brain through a scanner -- A different brain - a different mind.
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ISBN:
9780631229001

9780631229018
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Book

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Summary

Summary

The updated edition of this classic account of autism includes a new chapter outlining recent developments in neuropsychological research, and overviews one of the most important theoretical and practical consequences of Frith's original insights into this puzzling condition.

Updated edition of this classic account of autism.
Includes new sections covering practical and theoretical developments, and a chapter on recent investigations of the neurological basis of psychological impairments in autism.
Accessible to a broad general readership.


Author Notes

Uta Frith is Professor of Cognitive Development at the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience at University College, London. She is the co-author of Autism in History (Blackwell Publishers, 1999).


Table of Contents

Preface to the Second Editionp. vi
Acknowledgementsp. x
1. What is Autism?p. 1
2. The Enchantment of Autismp. 17
3. Lessons from Historyp. 34
4. Is there an Autism Epidemic?p. 58
5. Mind Reading and Mind Blindnessp. 77
6. Autistic Alonenessp. 98
7. The Difficulty of Talking to Othersp. 116
8. Intelligence and Special Talentp. 134
9. A Fragmented Worldp. 151
10. Sensations and Repetitionsp. 169
11. Seeing the Brain Through a Scannerp. 182
12. A Different Brain--A Different Mindp. 205
Notesp. 224
Indexp. 243