Mind Reading

OCTOBER 23, 2009 | With Rina Palta, Kristy McGinnis

Rina Palta talks to Kristy McGinnis, Professor of Education at Pacific University, about how those who struggle with autism have impaired ‘mind-reading’ ability, yet many of their other cognitive capacities can be completely normal. Autism helps teach us how important our ‘mind-reading’ ability is to our daily lives, and how difficult it can be to become intimate with people whose minds are ‘closed off’ to you.