A study compared brain scans of people with and without autism (17 participants in each group) who were instructed to think about a range of social interactions; fMRI scans were 97% accurate – correctly identifying the diagnosis of 33 out of the 34 participants.
Ten-ear-old Cami Skousen had worn out her favorite shirt - four of them. Her mom posted a note on Facebook and found hundreds of people, and a company, were there to help them out. (Source: KUTV; Facebook; Target/CNN)
"We are excited to show, for the first time, that reading exposure during the critical stage of development prior to kindergarten seems to have a meaningful, measurable impact on how a child's brain processes stories and may help predict reading success," said study author John Hutton, MD, National Research Service Award Fellow, Division of General and Community Pediatrics, Reading and Literacy Discovery Center, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.
Peter Thiel, the founder of Paypal, avoids hiring MBAs, preferring to hire innovative fresh thinkers with Asperger syndrome. He advocates that Silicon Valley startups should do the same to increase creativity and avoid "herdthink."