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The prodigy's cousin : the family link between autism and extraordinary talent

Author: Joanne Ruthsatz; Kimberly Stephens
Publisher: New York : Current, [2016]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In a scientific detective story, the author, along with a reporter, investigates more than 30 child prodigies, all of whom had extraordinary memories and a keen eye for detail, and discovers a genetic link between prodigy and autism, confirming her long-held hunch and an important piece of the puzzle. --Publisher's description.
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Genre/Form: Case studies
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Ruthsatz, Joanne.
Prodigy's cousin.
New York : Current, [2016]
(DLC) 2016005026
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joanne Ruthsatz; Kimberly Stephens
ISBN: 9781617230189 1617230189
OCLC Number: 936430235
Description: x, 273 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: A warehouse of a mind --
What is a prodigy? --
The tiniest chef --
Growing a prodigy --
The evidence mounts --
Chromosome 1 --
The empathy puzzle --
Another path to prodigy --
Lightning in a bottle --
The recovery enigma --
The next quest --
A wide-open future.
Responsibility: Joanne Ruthsatz and Kimberly Stephens.

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In a scientific detective story, the author, along with a reporter, investigates more than 30 child prodigies, all of whom had extraordinary memories and a keen eye for detail, and discovers a genetic link between prodigy and autism, confirming her long-held hunch and an important piece of the puzzle. --Publisher's description.

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