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What's Different About the Brains of People With Autism?

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Like a lot of people with autism, Jeff Hudale has a brain that's really good at some things. "I have an unusual aptitude for numbers, namely math computations," he says.

Hudale can do triple-digit multiplication in his head. That sort of ability helped him get a degree in engineering at the University of Pittsburgh. But he says his brain struggles with other subjects like literature and philosophy.

...What Hudale has done for the past 25 years is help scientists understand autism--by letting them study his brain.

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