Scientist says autism provides insight into the world viewed by animals


Animal scientist Temple Grandin often drops to her hands and knees to crawl through chutes in meat processing plants, striving to see the world the way pigs do — and fix what’s spooking them. Sometimes it’s the reflection on a puddle of water. Sometimes it’s a change in floor surface, or a sudden draft of air. Sometimes it’s a tiny piece of flapping plastic that no human would notice.