television | February 13, 2011

John Elder Robison to Appear on Discover Science's Ingenious Minds

Author, mechanic, designer, photographer, speaker — these are just a few words that could describe John Elder Robison. The Look Me in the Eye author runs a multi-million dollar car specialty shop and a successful photography business. He’s designed guitars for KISS and toys for Milton Bradley. Oh, and by the way, he’s done all of this with Asperger’s Syndrome. Robison will be profiled on Science Discovery’s Ingenious Minds on February 24th at 8pm E/P. The show will document his work with Harvard researches on trying to improve his social cognition and empathy by speeding up or slowing down areas of Robison’s brain. As a spokesperson for Asperger’s and other forms of autism, Robison hopes that his partnership with Harvard will help researchers better understand Asperger’s and its effects on the brain, and eventually lead to treatments that can help those with Asperger’s better deal with the often misunderstood condition.

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