Organised by Professor Uta Frith FRS and Dr Francesca Happé. In partnership with the British Academy.
Exceptional talents, or so-called savant skills, are strongly associated with autistic disorders, and may occur against a background of severe intellectual impairment. They remain one of the great puzzles for cognitive neuroscience. A symposium focussed on talent and autism would begin a potentially far-reaching discussion between several disciplines.
A public panel discussion on Talent and Autism was held on 12 March 2009, and a webcast and further information is available.