An Exact Mind: An Artist with Asperger Syndrome

Editor : Peter Myers, Editor : Sally Wheelwright, Editor : Simon Baron-Cohen

An Exact Mind: An Artist with Asperger Syndrome

Book Details

  • Publisher : Jessica Kingsley
  • Published : 2004
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Category :
    Autism and Aspergers
  • Catalogue No : 92628
  • ISBN 13 : 9781843100324
  • ISBN 10 : 1843100320

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Peter Myers' intricate and ornately patterned drawings are brought together for the first time in this volume, which is the fascinating result of the collaboration of an artist and two scientists. The beautiful, complex images (included in full-page colour as well as black and white reproductions) serve as a rare window into the precision and exacting creativity of the Asperger mind at work. Peter Myers was diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome in 1996 and his work reflects his stunning ability to plan and to organise visual information, and to embed illusions within his pictures. Peter's brief explanatory captions which accompany the images offer insight into the ways in which he composes his pictures. In the main text of the book, psychologists Simon Baron-Cohen and Sally Wheelwright discuss the work's great psychological significance, demonstrating in accessible language their ground-breaking systemizing theory of how the autistic mind processes information.

About the Editor(s)

Simon Baron-Cohen is Professor of Developmental Psychopathology and Director of the Autism Research Centre at Cambridge University, UK, and one of the co-discoverers of the 'theory of mind' deficit in autism. His books include Mindblindness (1995), The Essential Difference (2003) and Autism and Asperger Syndrome: The Facts (2009).

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