Peter Myers' intricate and ornately patterned drawings are brought together for the first time in this volume, which is the fascinating result of the collaboration of an artist and two scientists. The beautiful, complex images (included in full-page colour as well as black and white reproductions) serve as a rare window into the precision and exacting creativity of the Asperger mind at work. Peter Myers was diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome in 1996 and his work reflects his stunning ability to plan and to organise visual information, and to embed illusions within his pictures. Peter's brief explanatory captions which accompany the images offer insight into the ways in which he composes his pictures. In the main text of the book, psychologists Simon Baron-Cohen and Sally Wheelwright discuss the work's great psychological significance, demonstrating in accessible language their ground-breaking systemizing theory of how the autistic mind processes information.
Dr Simon Baron-Cohen is Professor of Developmental Psychopathology at Cambridge University and a Fellow of Trinity College. He is also Co-Director of the Autism Research Centre in Cambridge, and runs a clinic for adults with Asperger Syndrome. Sally Wheelwright is Senior Research Associate at the Autism Research Centre in Cambridge. Peter Myers' work has appeared in exhibitions all over the world and has been made into postcards. Peter has Asperger Syndrome and lives independently, in his own house in York.
Preface. Acknowledgments. 1. About Peter. 2. Colour Plates. 3. An Artist who can teach Scientists. Further Reading.
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