Animal Behavior, Autism, and Sensory-Based Thinking
Temple Grandin thinks in pictures. Her ability to think visually - her autism - is the basis for her pioneering work with animals and numerous achievements in designing humane meat processing facilities. Animals notice visual details that most people ignore. They may refuse to move through a handling facility due to a reflection or a small dangling chain. In Professor Grandin's design work, visual thinking enables her to test-run pieces of equipment in her imagination. Different kinds of minds are good at doing different kinds of things. Professor Grandin will discuss how her autism and visual thinking led to a revolution in animal husbandry and food production.
Wednesday, November 17
Gamble Auditorium, Art Building
Free and open to the public