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Dr. Temple Grandin, “The World Needs All Kinds of Minds”

Dr. Temple Grandin, “The World Needs All Kinds of Minds”

Dr. Temple Grandin is a prominent animal behavior scientist and autism advocate. Well-known as a professor and scholar of animal behavior who made important contributions to the livestock industry, Grandin has also spoken widely about her experiences with autism and her ability to “think in pictures.” She notes that while some people are good at art, others at math, and still others at writing, she is an extreme visual thinker for whom words narrate the pictures in her imagination. In this presentation, Grandin will discuss varied types of thinking and why the world needs diverse thinkers. She makes the case that the world needs the thinking of those on the autism spectrum, including visual, pattern, and verbal thinkers. Different kinds of minds have skills that complement each other and the world needs all kinds of minds engaged in solving its complex problems.

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The Marquis Series is funded by a gift from the estate of Sarah Marquis in honor of her father, Dr. John A. Marquis, who was president of Coe College from 1909-1920. The purpose of the series is to bring entertainment and educational presentations to the Coe campus for the benefit of the entire community.