Superior Math Skills Can Accompany Autism

Source: 
Simons Foundation Autism Research Institute
Date Published: 
October 3, 2013
Abstract: 

Some children with autism show unique patterns of brain activation while solving math problems, particularly in a brain region normally used for face processing, suggests a study in Biological Psychiatry. They also seem to use more sophisticated mental strategies to solve these problems than do their typically developing peers, the researchers found.