Sunday Book Review : NeuroTribes by Steve Silberman

NeuroTribes: The Legacy of Autism and The Future of NeurodiversityNeuroTribes: The Legacy of Autism and The Future of Neurodiversity by Steve Silberman

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

By now you know I am a sucker for anything Neuroscience related. Originally I thought this was a book about connectedness of people and how we are wired to connect. When I started reading and found out it was about Autism, I almost didn’t read it. The vaccines cause Autism crowd has me fairly turned off to the Autism “epidemic”.

I am glad I kept reading. Silberman lays out the history of autism. From it’s initial diagnosis discoveries up to modern day. The change in the “definition” of autism in 1987 is likely the cause for the epidemic of cases introducing a spectrum. Silberman can get a bit wordy while giving back stories of all the cases, but there is plenty of neuroscience to be found for those that are looking.

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