A blog of a writer with high-functioning autistic savant syndrome
Saturday, August 11, 2012
Times (UK) Profile: The Prime of His Life
Profile by Tom Whipple in today's The Times.
"Seven years ago, for a documentary, he taught himself to understand Icelandic in a week. At about the same time he was diagnosed as having savant syndrome by the authority in autism, Professor Simon Baron-Cohen. Now it feels as though, with a few more years of application, he has somehow taught himself to understand the language of humanity - a language that long eluded him."