The world needs all kinds of minds: Temple Grandin on TED.com

Posted by: Emily McManus

Temple Grandin, diagnosed with autism as a child, talks about how her mind works — sharing her ability to “think in pictures,” which helps her solve problems that neurotypical brains might miss. She makes the case that the world needs people on the autism spectrum: visual thinkers, pattern thinkers, verbal thinkers, and all kinds of smart geeky kids. (Recorded at TED2010, February 2010, in Long Beach, CA. Duration: 19:44)

Watch Temple Grandin’s talk from TED2010 on TED.com, where you can download this TEDTalk, rate it, comment on it and find other talks and performances from our archive of 600+ TEDTalks.