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The Autistic Brain

Thinking Across the Spectrum by Temple Grandin and Richard Panek

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12:22pm, August 9, 2013

For one little girl profiled in Grandin’s latest book, putting on pink sunglasses makes shopping trips tolerable. Like many with autism, she finds stores visually overwhelming: Shining lights appear to shoot streams of sparks, and words on signs jiggle. Tinted lenses can quell the sensory overload.

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