Study Finds Link Between Autism And Creative Thinking

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[Source:  Huffington Post]

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Autism research tends to focus on the negative traits associated with the disorder, such as social and language difficulties, and what they portend for children.

But a preliminary new study released Friday highlights a potential upside, concluding that people with high levels of autistic traits may be more likely to produce truly original, creative ideas.

“It’s important to recognize the strengths of people with autism spectrum disorders, as well as their difficulties,” Dr. Martin Doherty, a senior lecturer in psychology with the University of East Anglia in the U.K. and an author on the new study told The Huffington Post. “Highly unusual creative problem solving appears to be another strength that parents, educators and employers should be aware of.”

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