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Animals in Translation: Using the Mysteries of Autism to Decode Animal Behavior Why would a cow lick a tractor Why are collies getting dumber Why do dolphins sometimes kill for fun How can a parrot learn to spell How did wolves teach man to evolve Temple Grandin draws upon a long, distinguished career as an animal scientist and her own experiences with autism to deliver an extraordinary message about how animals act, think, and feel She has a perspective like that of no other expert in the field, which allows her to offer unparalleled observations and groundbreaking ideasPeople with autism can often think the way animals think, putting them in the perfect position to translate animal talk Grandin is a faithful guide into their world, exploring animal pain, fear, aggression, love, friendship, communication, learning, and, yes, even animal genius The sweep of Animals in Translation is immense and will forever change the way we think about animals includes a Behavior and Training Troubleshooting Guide Among its provocative ideas, the book argues that language is not a requirement for consciousness and that animals do have consciousness applies the autism theory of hyper specificity to animals, showing that animals and autistic people are so sensitive to detail that they can t see the forest for the trees a talent as well as a deficit explores the interpreter in the normal human brain that filters out detail, leaving people blind to much of the reality that surrounds them a reality animals and autistic people see, sometimes all too clearly explains how animals have superhuman skills animals have animal genius compares animals to autistic savants, declaring that animals may in fact be autistic savants, with special forms of genius that normal people do not possess and sometimes cannot even see examines how humans and animals use their emotions to think, to decide, and even to predict the future reveals the remarkable abilities of handicapped people and animals maintains that the single worst thing you can do to an animal is to make it feel afraid


About the Author: Temple Grandin

Temple Grandin, Ph.D., didn t talk until she was three and a half years old, communicating her frustration instead by screaming, peeping, and humming In 1950, she was diagnosed with autism and her parents were told she should be institutionalized She tells her story of groping her way from the far side of darkness in her book Emergence Labeled Autistic, a book which stunned the world because, until its publication, most professionals and parents assumed that an autism diagnosis was virtually a death sentence to achievement or productivity in life.Even though she was considered weird in her young school years, she eventually found a mentor, who recognized her interests and abilities Dr Grandin later developed her talents into a successful career as a livestock handling equipment designer, one of very few in the world She has now designed the facilities in which half the cattle are handled in the United States, consulting for firms such as Burger King, McDonald s, Swift, and others.Dr Grandin presently works as a Professor of Animal Science at Colorado State University She also speaks around the world on both autism and cattle handling Excerpted from Temple Grandin s Official Autism Website



10 thoughts on “Animals in Translation: Using the Mysteries of Autism to Decode Animal Behavior

  1. Tim Tim says:

    I had serious problems with the way this book is written Though Grandin s plainspoken writing style is refreshing, I often felt like she was oversimplifying very complex ideas in order to appeal to a scientifically illiterate audience or worse, to make her argumentsconvi


  2. Lightreads Lightreads says:

    Came for the autism, stayed for the Labradors Background Temple Grandin is an animal behavior specialist She s single handedly revolutionized the humane treatment of slaughter animals in the United States She s also a vital force in the neurodiversity movement This book argues


  3. Debbie Zapata Debbie Zapata says:

    My mother gave me this book and I wanted to get it read before my next trip north I am very glad I did it was fascinating on many levels.Temple Grandin uses her own life experience as a person with autism to explore animal behavior She compares the way brains work normal human, autist


  4. Sammy Sammy says:

    This book truly is a must read for any pet owner, and I highly recommend it to anyone who just loves animals Temple Grandin offers fascinating insights to the animal world, which will confirm things long time pet owners always knew, and bring to light startling new information.One main thing


  5. Howard Howard says:

    4.5 Stars for Animals in Translation audiobook by Temple Grandin and Catherine Johnson read by Shelly Frazier I find it fascinating getting to see the world through Temple s eyes Her understand of how animals think is amazing This book is a great resource for everyone who has animals in there lives


  6. Jessica Jessica says:

    I liked this bookthan I expected For a long time, I d been reluctant to pick it up because I thought the premise wasor less, I m autistic so I m halfway between normal people and animals every other species I m sure I don t need to explain why that s offensive.Instead, Dr Grandin uses brain research, coup


  7. Krista Krista says:

    I have mixed feelings about this book, and I haven t finished it, so I m not sure if it s fair to write a review yet But one thing keeps annoying me throughout the text her constant use of the term animals when she really means mammals or specifically livestock She makes generalizations such as animals are visua


  8. Elizabeth Elizabeth says:

    I was actually really disappointed in this book It seemed like just a collection of anecdotes There was some science to back up her hypotheses but there wasn t that much I was hoping for some better insights.She also makes some crazy generalizations For example the paint horse that was crazy and had whole body twitches


  9. Kspeare Kspeare says:

    I have mixed feelings about this book On the one hand, it s almost worth the purchase price for the explanation of the difference between negative reinforcement and punishment, a distinction that escapes far too many pet owners, not to mention parents And there is a ton of useful information in it for people who are learning


  10. Suzanna Suzanna says:

    This was a GREAT book for anyone who wants to learn about the way animals process information and as a bonus, you learn about how humans do as well I love that the author puts things in terms a lay person can understand, and I love that she is honest and humble Grandin writes matter of factly about her own disability, and how it has


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