Different Kinds of Minds

Different Kinds of Minds

A Guide to Your Brain


Young readers' edition of instant New York Times bestseller Visual Thinking.

'We are so lucky to have Temple Grandin' - New York Times

Albert Einstein, Steve Jobs, Elon Musk and Maya Lin - what do they all have in common? They're visual thinkers.

Do you like puzzles, coding and taking things apart? Do you write stories, act in plays, slay at Wordle? The things you are good at are clues to how your brain works. Are you good at maths? Working with your hands? Are you a neat freak or a big mess? Are you a visual thinker?

With her knack for making science easy to understand, Temple Grandin explains the different types of thinkers - verbal thinkers who are good with language, and visual thinkers who learn through pictures and patterns. In Different Kinds of Minds, discover all kinds of brains and why we need to work together to create solutions for real-world problems.


  • 'We're so lucky to have Temple Grandin'
    New York Times

About the author

Temple Grandin

Temple Grandin is one of the world's most accomplished and well known adults with autism. She is a distinguished professor of animal science at Colorado State University and the author of the New York Times bestsellers The Autistic Brain and Visual Thinking. Dr. Grandin has been a pioneer in improving the welfare of farm animals, as well as an outspoken advocate for the autism community. You can visit Temple Grandin online at TempleGrandin.com or follow her on Twitter @DrTempleGrandin and on Facebook @DrTempleGrandin.
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