Neurotribe or Diatribe

Cortical Chauvinism

My previous two blogs dealt with some of the historical misinterpretations in the popular book Neurotribes. My good friend Olga Bogdashina commented that it would be a good idea to reblog my original review of the book. The same is lengthy but provides a factual account of Kanner’s work that may help visualize him in proper perspective.

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I finally got a chance to finish reading Steve Silberman’s widely publicized book “Neurotribes”. The same received the prestigious 2015 Samuel Johnson prize for non-fiction and some journalists have touted the same as the definite book on autism’s past. Being a history buff myself I decided to give it a try and read it during my long layovers on a round trip to Russia. Fortunately, I managed to read it all with a few hours to spare. On the other hand, being my usual self, I misplaced the book with all of…

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My name is Nathan Young. I'm the founder of the Autism Candles project. I am a self-advocate. The candle project exist to make a statement about inclusion and opportunity. My email is nathan@autismcandles.com. Feel free to contact me. https://www.autismcandles.com

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