Savant in the Limelight, 1988–2009
Savant in the Limelight, 1988–2009
Kim Peek, the inspiration for the title character in Rain Man, brought public attention to savant syndrome.
Savant in the Limelight, 1988–2009
Savant in the Limelight, 1988–2009

Kim Peek, the inspiration for the title character in Rain Man, brought public attention to savant syndrome.

Kim Peek, the inspiration for the title character in Rain Man, brought public attention to savant syndrome.

disability
When Should Service Dogs Be Admitted into the Lab?
When Should Service Dogs Be Admitted into the Lab?
Jef Akst | Oct 31, 2018
Becoming a neuroscientist with a service dog by your side presents numerous challenges. Joey Ramp, who went back to college to study her own post-traumatic stress disorder, is learning this the hard way.
More Autism Genes Identified
More Autism Genes Identified
Ashley Yeager | Oct 17, 2018
Researchers parse genes linked with intellectual disability and autism from those tied to autism alone.
The Challenges of Bringing Service Dogs into the Lab
The Challenges of Bringing Service Dogs into the Lab
Jef Akst | Sep 18, 2018
Joey Ramp went back to college to study post-traumatic stress disorder. But the dogs that help her manage her own PTSD complicate her research career.
Meet An Artist With No Hands
Meet An Artist With No Hands
Kerry Grens | May 31, 2016
The brain can compensate for missing body parts, allowing some people, such as Matthias Buchinger, to function at a very high level despite their disabilities.
NSF Asks for Diversity-Boosting Proposals
NSF Asks for Diversity-Boosting Proposals
Kerry Grens | Feb 26, 2016
An initial round of grants is the start of a decade-long program.
Ready, Willing, and Able
Ready, Willing, and Able
Amanda B. Keener | Sep 30, 2015
Researchers with disabilities are making their fields more accessible.
Handicapable
Handicapable
Kate Yandell | Aug 31, 2015
Meet Tilak Ratnanather, the deaf biomedical engineer who mentors hard-of-hearing students headed for STEM careers.