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Autistic kids with math abilities show different brain patterns
The Mercury News

Stanford researchers have unearthed clues about the formidable brains of some autistic children, suggesting that the diagnosis may signal a different cognitive style, not disability.

Superior math skills were found in autistic Bay Area children with average intelligence compared with matched children who were not autistic.

The two group’s brain scans were different, as well. Images of the autistic children’s brains while calculating math problems revealed a different pattern of activity than those of non-autistic children.

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