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Uncommon genius

Author: Bylan WatsonRobin YoungDiscovery Channel University.Australian Broadcasting Corporation.TLC (Firm)All authors
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : [Distributed by] Films for the Humanities & Sciences, 2004, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Savants and their incredible abilities pose intriguing questions to cognitive science: why are 75 percent of savants male? What links savants and autism? In this program, Australian psychologist Dr. Robyn Young continues ongoing research by visiting several savants, including the real "Rain Man." She also consults other experts, such as Dr. Darold Treffert, who believes that some savant skills are "hardwired" in  Read more...
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Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Bylan Watson; Robin Young; Discovery Channel University.; Australian Broadcasting Corporation.; TLC (Firm); Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)
OCLC Number: 57135847
Notes: "Discovery Channel University."
Credits: Executive producer, Richard Campbell.
Cast: Dr. Robin Young ; Narrator: Peter Demeo.
Description: 1 videodisc (50 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD.
Other Titles: Savant syndrome
Responsibility: written & directed by Bylan Watson ; executive producer, Richard Campbell ; produced by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation for TLC.

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"Savants and their incredible abilities pose intriguing questions to cognitive science: why are 75 percent of savants male? What links savants and autism? In this program, Australian psychologist Dr. Robyn Young continues ongoing research by visiting several savants, including the real "Rain Man." She also consults other experts, such as Dr. Darold Treffert, who believes that some savant skills are "hardwired" in the brain, and Dr. Bernard Rimland of San Diego's Autism Research Institute, who posits a link between autism and some vaccinations or antibiotics."--Container.

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