Study: People with autism aren’t quite what you think they are

People with autism are actually incredibly creative, more so than people may realize, a new study has found.

Those with high autistic traits gave fewer responses when asked for alternative solutions to a problem, but these responses were more unique and creative than those who did not have autism, according to a Christian Science Monitor report.

The study came out of the University of East Anglia and the University of Stirling. Their study, published in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, is the first to link creative thinking to autistic trains.

Scientists think they simply approach problems differently, which explains why some people who supposedly have a disability express incredibly creative talents.

The study involved examining 312 people who took an online questionnaire to measure autistic traits, and then gave them creative tests.

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