This episode looks at what autism, Aspergers syndrome, and other autism-spectrum disorders can tell us about the social brain.
Broadcast: Sunday 28 April 2013
For most people the ability to interact and communicate with each other seems almost second nature – but for those with a condition on the autism spectrum social skills can be difficult to grasp and challenging. We hear from the pioneering autism researcher from the U.K Uta Frith and neuroscientist Chris Frith about what autism and Aspergers Syndrome can teach us about our Social Brain.
- Uta Frith, Emeritus Professor of Cognitive Development, University of London. Research Foundation Professor, University of Aarhus
- Chris Frith, Emeritus Professor of Neuropsycholgy, University College London.
- Thomas Kuzma, Young adult with Aspergers Syndrome
- Benison O'Reilly, Author & mother of child with Autism
The Australian Autism Handbook. Benison O'Reilly and Kathryn Wicks. Jane Curry Publishing.
Further Information:Presenter: Lynne Malcolm