Study finds autistic people better at problem-solving

ClinicalNews.Org

Public release date: 16-Jun-2009

–  Autistics are up to 40 percent faster at problem-solving than non-autistics

 

University of Montreal and Harvard University research in Human Brain Mapping

Montreal, June 16, 2009 — Autistics are up to 40 percent faster at problem-solving than non-autistics, according to a new Université de Montréal and Harvard University study published in the journal Human Brain Mapping. As part of the investigation, participants were asked to complete patterns in the Raven’s Standard Progressive Matrices (RSPM) – test that measures hypothesis-testing, problem-solving and learning skills.

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