Temple Grandin with cow

History Colorado Lecture Series

Different Kinds of Minds Contribute to Society

Lecture by Dr. Temple Grandin, Colorado State University

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People who were different have contributed greatly to society. Many innovators, such as Thomas Edison and Jane Goodall, had an unconventional path to a successful career. What would happen to them today? Edison was described as an addled hyperactive high school dropout. As a child, Dr. Temple Grandin had autism and no speech. Being a visual thinker helped her to be more observant, in turn helping her in a career in animal behavior. She’ll discuss different kinds of minds: photo realistic, visual thinking, pattern mathematical thinking and verbal thinking.