STEM subjects attract higher rates of students with autism

02/2/2013 | ScientificAmerican.com

In this blog post, Anna Kuchment recalls a study that showed higher percentages of students with autism pursue majors in science, technology, engineering and math than students without disabilities. Kuchment looks at researchers' theories for this trend, noting that one possible explanation may be that individuals with autism tend to be more logical and systematic, and less emotional, in their thinking.

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