Book cover of The Pattern Seekers: How Autism Drives Human Invention by Simon Baron-Cohen
Biological Sciences

The Pattern Seekers: How Autism Drives Human Invention

A groundbreaking argument about the link between autism and ingenuity.

Why can humans alone invent? In┬áThe Pattern Seekers, Cambridge University psychologist Simon Baron-Cohen makes a case that autism is as crucial to our creative and cultural history as the mastery of fire. Indeed, Baron-Cohen argues that autistic people have played a key role in human progress for seventy thousand years, from the first tools to the digital revolution. […Learn More]