Thanks so much to guest host Rebecca Watson for joining us this week!
This week’s show is about prodigies. Are you simply born with extraordinary talent or can you be influenced by your environment? Of course the answer is a little bit of both. But to explore a possible link between prodigy and people with autism spectrum disorders, we talked with Joanne Ruthsatz. She’s a professor of pyschology at Ohio State. She’sa world expert on prodigies. Joining Joanne is her daughter, Kimberly Stephens a writer/reporter. Together, they wrote a new book, The Prodigy’s Cousin: The Family Link Between Autism and Extraordinary Talent.
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