Child prodigies and Autism

Studying child prodigies could be the key to the autism breakthrough scientists have been waiting for

Child prodigies have long been a riddle.

Two academics, David Feldman and Martha Morelock, once complained—only somewhat facetiously—that “divine inspiration, reincarnation, or magical incantation” were the best explanations for child prodigies that science had to offer.

But the psychologist Joanne Ruthsatz developed a startling hunch after a chance encounter with a music prodigy’s autistic cousin:  Could autism have something to do with prodigious talent?

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