Wednesday, April 20, 2005

Einstein and Asperger's Syndrome

item I found (emphasis mine):

"Visual thinking is also associated with being intellectually gifted. Albert Einstein was a visual thinker who failed his high school language requirement and relied on visual methods of study (Holton 1971-72). His theory of relativity was based on visual imagery of moving boxcars and riding on light beams. Einstein's family history includes a high incidence of autism, dyslexia, food allergies, high intellectual aptitude, and musical talent, and he himself had many autistic traits - an astute reader can find evidence of them in Einstein and Einstein (1987)."
Einstein, A. & Einstein, M.W. 1987. The collected papers of Albert Einstein. Princeton University Press.

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