Autism: Explaining the Enigma

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Wiley, Apr 18, 2003 - Psychology - 264 pages
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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.

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User Review  - Lukerik - LibraryThing

A highly interesting book that ranges from biography to philosophy in its search for questions. I doubt anyone could read this without disagreeing with something. I'm not sure her theories about the ... Read full review

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User Review  - anhaga - LibraryThing

This book advances theories of autistic thinking that look good on paper, primarily looking good to non-autistic readers, but that do not truly explain our experiences. Things that do not fit these ... Read full review

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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).

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