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Autism and the imaginative mind

Roth, I. (2008). Autism and the imaginative mind. British Academy Review, 11 pp. 18–20.

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The British Academy publication Imaginative Minds offers an engaging and innovative take on the elsuive and special human capacity of imagination. The editor, Dr. Ilona Roth, has a particular interest in the complex relationship between autism and imagination. People on the autistic spectrum typically have difficulty in imagining what other people are thinking and feeling, and in understanding and generating narrative, and this would seem to constrain their scope for creative forms of imagination. Yet some individuals with autism display remarkable gifts in fields such as music, art and poetry. In this edited extract Dr Roth offers insights from her research into autistic spectrum poetry.

Item Type: Journal Article
Copyright Holders: 2008 The British Academy
Extra Information: the full version of this article appeared in Roth, I. (Ed) 2007 Imaginative Minds, published by Oxford University Press
Keywords: autism; imagination; poetry
Academic Unit/Department: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Life, Health and Chemical Sciences
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Biomedical Research Network (BRN)
Item ID: 27807
Depositing User: Ilona Roth
Date Deposited: 02 Feb 2011 18:10
Last Modified: 04 Oct 2016 10:59
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