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Stories of Impact


Stories of new scientific research on human flourishing that translate these basic discoveries into practical tools.

Sep 8, 2020

In today’s episode, we explore the social cognition found within our own species, and what the benefit to every person might be if we deepen our understanding of the wide variety of intelligences of human beings. 

We hear from two researchers at the University of Edinburgh, Dr. Sue Fletcher-Watson, and her colleague, Dr. Catherine Crompton, about their study examining the social cognition of autism, which shines new light on the comfort and confidence that autistic people can experience in communication and community with other neurodivergent people, and how everyone benefits when autistic people’s needs are supported. We’ll also hear from three participants in the doctors’ research, who discuss their own experiences as autistic people in a world designed for and by the non-autistic.

Discover the video version of this podcast episode at Templeton World Charity Foundation.

Learn more about Dr. Sue Fletcher-Watson and Dr. Catherine Crompton.