Bolti ár: 3680 Ft
Internetes ár: 3312 Ft (10% kedvezmény)
Kiadás éve: 2008
Kiadó: Oxford University Press
Sorozat: Very Short Introductions
Kategóriák: Orvostudomány, Pszichológia, pszichoterápia
Explains the vast array of different conditions that hide behind the two labels, autism and Asperger syndrome
Explores the links with neuroscience, psychology, brain development, and genetics
Looks at controversial issues such as MMR and Thimerosal, and whether there really has been a genuine rise in autism spectrum disorders
Highly authoritative: Uta Frith is one of the founding researchers in the field of autism
Describes some of the extraordinary 'savant' abilities of people from the autistic spectrum
Interweaves the science with a focus on the everyday, practical issues facing people with an autistic condition, to shed light on what it is like to live inside the mind of the sufferer.
What causes autism? Is it a genetic disorder, or due to some unknown environmental hazard? Are we facing an autism epidemic? What are the main symptoms, and how does it relate to Asperger syndrome?
Everyone has heard of autism, but the disorder itself is little understood. It has captured the public imagination through films and novels portraying individuals with baffling combinations of disability and extraordinary talent, and yet the reality is more often that it places a heavy burden on sufferers and their families.
This Very Short Introduction offers a clear statement on what is currently known about autism and Asperger syndrome. Explaining the vast array of different conditions that hide behind these two labels, and looking at symptoms from the full spectrum of autistic disorders, it explores the possible causes for the apparent rise in autism and also evaluates the links with neuroscience, psychology, brain development, genetics, and environmental causes including MMR and Thimerosal. This short, authoritative, and accessible book also explores the psychology behind social impairment and savantism, and throughout, sheds light on what it is like to live inside the mind of the sufferer.
Table of Contents
1: The autism spectrum
2: Causes of autism
3: Explaining the social impairment
4: Explaining the communication impairment
5: Explaining islets of ability
6: Explaining problems in everyday living
7: Can we explain everything at once?
Uta Frith, Professor of Cognitive Development, University College London, and Deputy Director of the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, UCL
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