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Geeks, genes, and the evolution of Asperger syndrome

Author: Dean Falk; Eve Penelope Schofield
Publisher: Albuquerque : University of New Mexico Press, 2018.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In this unusual book an evolutionary anthropologist and her coauthor/granddaughter, who has Asperger syndrome, examine the emergence and spread of Asperger syndrome and other forms of high-functioning autism. The authors speak to readers with autism, parents, teachers, clinicians, psychologists, psychiatrists, other health-care providers, autism researchers, evolutionary biologists, geneticists,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Personal Narratives
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Falk, Dean.
Geeks, genes, and the evolution of Asperger syndrome.
Albuquerque : University of New Mexico Press, 2018
(DLC) 2017047256
Named Person: Eve Penelope Schofield; Eve Penelope Schofield
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dean Falk; Eve Penelope Schofield
ISBN: 9780826356925 0826356923
OCLC Number: 1005057328
Description: xvii, 243 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Before Asperger Syndrome: three evo-devo trends that made us human --
Sensory experiences: a missing link for understanding Asperger Syndrome --
Social naivete and advanced cognition: an Aspie enigma --
Sex and gender in Asperger Syndrome --
Geeks, genes, and the evolution of Asperger Syndrome --
Autism rising: a world perspective --
Asperger's garden: what does the future hold?
Responsibility: Dean Falk and Eve Penelope Schofield.

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