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The Woman Who Thinks Like a Cow.


(48 minutes long)

Dr. Temple Grandin, a highly functioning autistic, designs more humane livestock facilities. She became famous when Oliver Sacks featured her in his book An Anthropologist on Mars [wiki] in 1995. Because of her preternatural ability to know how to manage livestocks, she bacame known as the woman who thinks like a cow.

One of her most famous invention is the "hug machine [wiki]," which Dr. Grandin invented as a teenager. The hug machine is very useful in calming down children and adults with hypersensitivity and autism (to this day, she continues to use it herself). See a pic of the hug machine here: Link.

Hit play or go to Link [Google Video, 48 min] to see a documentary on Dr. Grandin's life and accomplishments - via Boing Boing. See also: Dr. Grandin's commercial website | academic website


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