Saturday, July 9, 2011

How new autism studies are misconstrued (me in the New Republic)

New epidemiological studies show that "the environment" plays a large role in autism. But the environment is a big place. Me in the New RepublicYeah--sorry for the "woefully misconstrued" title. 
“There are so many ways a brain can let you down. Like an expensive car, it’s intricate, but mass-produced.” So wrote Ian McEwan in his short work, Saturday. The British novelist wasn’t pondering autism’s heartbreaking and mysterious symptoms when he wrote those words. But he might have been. 

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