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"Biology gives you a brain. Life turns it into a mind" - Jeffrey Eugenides

  • 4th October
    2014
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  • 4th October
    2014
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Thanks! I have been a follower for some time…

  • 4th October
    2014
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Hi, I've just started this science blog and I would really appreciate it if you followed me back! :)

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Hi,

Unfortunately, I created my personal account before this HoM account so any follows will not show this avatar/tumblr name. However, I am following you ;) 

  • 4th October
    2014
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Hello! I am so glad that I found your blog! I'm looking to get in to the neuroscience field at ASU and your blog has been very helpful. Thank you so much and good luck with your degree!

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Hi! Thanks for your kind words :) Good luck!

  • 28th September
    2014
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Drawing Autism by Jill Mullin, a behavior analyst in NYC,  is a compilation of collected works by individuals that have been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). 

As the author states in the inside cover of the book: 

Drawing Autism celebrates the artistry and self-expression of individuals diagnosed with autism while also serving as an accessible point of entry into understanding how ASD manifests itself. 

This beautiful book is divided into seven chapters that represent core characteristics in ASD:

1. Interaction: Individual and Societal

2. Repetition, Repetition, Repetition 

3. Getting From Here to There

4. Bird’s Eye View

5. Another World

6. It’s All History

7. Art for Art’s Sake

The book also contains a listing of the artists and bios, as well as interviews with the creators of the artwork. The artists answer questions related to the artwork, providing a personal view into the perspective of ASD as well as its manifestation. I personally really liked reading this because it highlights the diversity of the condition and the subjective experience (and thought process) of each individual. I also appreciate that the book advocates nurturing these creative talents in autistic individuals. I can’t help but wonder what artwork from individuals diagnosed with other disorders would look like…. 

I got my copy at a local comic book/graphic novel shop in Puerto Rico (shout out to Mondo Bizarro) but it is available at Amazon as well. 

  • 14th September
    2014
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The brain is the organ of destiny. It holds within its humming mechanism secrets that will determine the future of the human race.
Wilder Penfield- The Second Career, 1963