Characters - Alphabetical
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Mark Adams Jim's employee.
Jason Aldrich A Georgia State University assistant dean.
Haig Antranikian Purves's grandfather.
Karen Arnold An assistant professor at Boston College.
Muhammad Arshad A psychiatrist in the U.K.
Robert Austin The man from an Ivy Business School.
Leonard Baird Professor of education policy.
Thomas Ban A professor at Vanderbilt University.
Randy Barkai Halfon's colleague.
Simon Baron-Chen Director of Autism Research Centre at Cambridge.
David Barstow An investigative reporter in the New York Times.
Lennox Beach Pruves's colleague.
Paul Belantor A man who works at Experiment Station Shop.
Sylvie Belleville Mottron's colleague.
Jeremy Bentham English philosopher
Henry Bergh A reformer.
Elisabeth Bik A Dutch microbiologist.
Jonathan Birch A scientist from London School of Economics.
Harley Blume A journalist.
Helen Boden CEO of British Dyslexia Association.
Thomas Bouchard Jr. A psychologist at the University of Minnesota.
Keller Breland An animal specialist.
Marian Breland Keller's wife.
Paul Broca The French surgeon who discovered unique roles in different parts of brain.
Dan Burger The man who was featured in 60minutes.
Gregory Burns A neuroscientist.
Foster Burton Temple's colleague
Dana Cataldo A scientist from University College London.
Jean-Francois Champillion The man who solved the puzzle of Rosetta Stone.
Clio Chang An author.
Kasia Chawarska A doctor in Yale Child Study Center.
Ji Young Cho A scientist who studies about visual thinking skills.
Nicola Clayton Birch's colleague.
Samuel Colt The inventor of six-shooter pistol.
Ascanio Condivi Michael Angelo's contemporary.
Eric Courchesne Temple's doctor.
David Cropley A researcher from the University of South Australia.
Pepe Cuenca A professional chess player.
Eustacia Cutler Temple's mother.
Karen David Kucyi's colleague.
Michelle Dawson Mottron's colleague. Autistic.
Orjan De Manzano A researcher.
Antonio De Matteis The CEO of Kiton.
Lorenzo De Medici One of Michael Angelo's mentors
Nicholas De Monchaux A historian.
Michel De Montaigne A humanist philosopher.
Frans De Waal A life-long advocate for the recognition of animal emotion.
Rene Descartes A French philosopher.
Margaret Donaldson A professor of developmental psychology.
David Driscoll Chair of National Assesment Governing Board.
Angela Duckworth One of the parents that Temple interviewed.
Frank Dyer A biographer.
Christopher Edley Jr. The former Dean of University of California
Gustave Eiffel The architect of the Eiffel Tower.
Richard Ernst A swiss chemist.
Lily Eskelsen-Garcia The President of National Education Association.
Eugene Ferguson An engineer and historian technology.
Jose Fernandez A hollywood designer.
Charles Fernyhough Director of 'Hearing the Voices' project.
David Ferrier One of the discoverers of the visual context.
Drew Feustel An astronaut.
Karla Fisher A senior program manager for intel who was dianosed with Asperger's syndrome.
Michael Fitzgerald A psychiatry professor at Trinity College.
Henry Ford A car manufacturer.
Craig Foster A naturalist.
Donald Fraser Temple's colleague.
Uta Frith A researcher who helped advance the theory about autism.
Gustav Fritsch The surgeon who discovered what part of the brain produces voluntary movement.
Gordon Gallup The psychologist who developed the MSR.
Francis Galton A polymath
Howard Gardner A developmental psychologist.
Francesco Gennari One of the discoverers of the visual context.
Domenico Ghirlandaio One of Michael Angelo's mentors
Eleanor Gibson A psychologist at Cornell University.
Noel Ginsbug A Denver manufacturer.
Paolo Giovio One of Michael Angelo's biographers.
Mitchell Glickstein One of the discoverers of the visual context.
Tracy Goodson-Espy A professor and researcher at Appalacian State University.
Nikhil Goyal The author of School on Trial.
Temple Grandin Narrator and Author.
Walter Gropius A German architect.
Camillo Thoas Gualteri A child psychiatrist.
Andrew Hacker A political scientist.
Eyal Halfon A scientist from Tel Aviv University.
Brad Halsey The originator of innovation boot camp.
Oscar Hammerstein A lyricist.
Emily Hanford The author of Solve's bigger match problem.
John P Hegarty A scientist at Stanford University.
Sara Hendren A design researcher at Olin College.
John Hickenlooper Colorado Governor.
Erica Hill An author.
William Hines A scientist from Lawrence Berkeley National Library.
Graham Hitch A psychologist.
Eduard Hitzig The surgeon who discovered what part of the brain produces voluntary movement.
Tim Hoffler The lead scientist who studies eye-gaze patterns of object visualizers.
Elizabeth Holmes The founder of Theranos.
Elias Howe The inventor of sewing machine.
Douglas Hubbard An author.
Tatsuji Inouye One of the discoverers of the visual context.
Brian Jacob Brookings Institution reporter.
Tamar Jacoby A journalist.
William James A 19th century philosopher.
Katherine Johnson A gifted child.
Kim Kastens A researcher at Columbia University.
James Kaufman Cropley's colleague.
August Kekule A chemist.
Rebecca Keogh A researcher in New South Wales.
Alexandra Klein A researcher from Max Planck Institute.
Harvey Kliman The lead author of the study about developmental abnormalities.
Maurice Koechlin Eiffel's colleague.
Gabriela Koppenol-Gonzales A psychologist and data analyst.
Daniel Koretz A professor at Harvard American College Test.
Maria Kozevnikov A lecturer at Harvard Medical School.
Aaron Kucyi A Canadian researcher.
Kelly Lambert A researcher.
William Langewiesche The journalist who writes about the Boeing crash.
William Le Baron-Jenney The father of modern skyscraper.
Joseph Le Doux A neuroscientist.
Sue Hyun Lee A neuroscientist at National Institute of Mental Health in Maryland.
LesLie Lemke Treffert's savant patient.
Betsry Lerner Temple's editor.
Michael Lewis Director of the Institute for the Study of Child Development.
Randy Lewis A senior vice president of supply chain and logistics.
Angeline Lillard The woman who studied play in preschool children.
Charles Limb A doctor who studies in neutral networks in artist and musician.
Hal Lining A computer scientist.
Gerit Anne Linneweber A researcher.
Paul Lockhart A mathematician.
Konrad Lorenz A pioneer of Ethology. A Nobel prize winner.
Julie Lythcott-Haims Associate vice provost at Stanford University.
James Mackenzie Thomas Edison's mentor.
Michael Malin The inventor of Perseverance - mars rover.
Lynn Margulis A biologist at Boston University.
Richie Marindin Purves's colleague.
D.F Marks The developer of VVIQ.
Thomas Martin A biographer.
Naohiro Masuda A site superintendent at Fukushima Dani Station.
Jennifer Mather A comparative psychologist.
Joseph McBride Spielberg's biographer.
Cyrus McCormick The inventor of reaper.
Matt McFarland A Washington post journalist.
James McGarigle Donaldson's colleague.
Mortimer Mishkin A neuroscientist.
Charles Mitchell The commissioner of patents.
Kevin Mitchell Associate professor at Trinity College.
Curt Moore Professor at Oklahoma State University.
Debra Moore The author of Navigating Autism.
Laurent Motton A psychiatrist and researcher in cognitive neuroscience.
Kate Murphy A New York Times reporter.
Grace Murray-Hooper A computer science grad and mathematician.
Elon Musk A well-known billionaire.
Patient MX Adam's patient with Aphantasia.
John Nash A scientist who made a significant contribution to game theory.
Mike Nielsen Industrial design professor. A member of Temple's committee.
Kazuo Nishumura A Japanese neuroscientist.
Richard Panek Temple's co-author of The Autistic Brain.
Jaak Panskepp A neuroscientist.
Mr. Patriarca Temple's teacher.
Joel Pearson Keogh's colleague.
Jessie Peissig A scientist at California State University.
Maria Jose Perez-Fabello The leader of scientists in Spain.
Francesco Pesci The CEO of Brioni.
Jean Piaget The influential thinker and child psychologist.
Gary Pisano The man from Harvard Business School.
Lisa Pixley The owner of PrintCraft.
Orville Platt A Connecticut Senator.
Joshua Plotnik A Hunter College Professor.
Franklin Leonard Pope One of Thomas Edison's mentors.
Humphrey Primatt A reverend.
John Purves Temple's grandfather. A civil mechanical engineer.
Michelle Redinbaugh A professor of psychology at the University of Wisconsin
Jonathan Reiner A cardiologist.
Diana Reiss Plotnik's colleague.
Bernard Rimland A research psychologist.
Thomas Robins The first man to submit a patent.
Richard Rogers A composer.
David Rohde Barstow's colleague.
Edward Rolnick The author who writes about Rosetta Stone.
Robert Root-Bertstein A physiologist at Michigan State University.
Ivan Rosenbrod The man who works the mars rover's tiny gear that turns the camera.
Michael Rosholm A Danish researcher.
Andrew Saint A journalist.
Stephen Sauvestre Eiffel's associate.
Walter Schneider The inventor of DTI.
Alexandra Schnell Birch's colleague.
Anna Sewell The author of Black Beauty.
Alan Shewmon A researcher from UCLA Medical Center.
Gwynne Shotwell Elon Musk's right-hand woman.
Maria Siemionow A transplant surgeon.
Steve Silbrman The author of Neurotribes.
David Silver A journalist.
Linda Silverman A psychologist at the Institute for the Study of Advanced Development.
B.F Skinner One of the most influential psychologists in the 20th century.
Burt Smith A cattle whisperer.
Cwyn Solvi A researcher from the University of London.
Elemer Sperry The man who developed gyrocompass.
Roger Sperry The American neuroscientist.
Martin Stacho A scientist.
Joori Suh Cho's colleague.
Chelsey Sullenberger The pilot who successfully landed a plane on Hudson river.
Mike Sutton A science writer.
Peter Thiel The founder of PayPal.
Clive Thompson The author of coders.
Otha Thornton The President of National Parent-Teacher Association.
Nikolaas Timbergen Lorenz's colleague.
D.A Treffert A specialist in epidemiology of ASD.
Charles Henry Turner A black scientist.
Jim Uhl Temple's colleague. One of Temple's important mentors.
Ashlee Vance Elon Musk's biographer.
Russell Varian Russell's brother.
Sigurd Varian Employee of Sperry Corporation who has Asperger's trait.
Karl Von Frisch Lorenz's colleague.
Richard Walk Gibson's colleague.
Shigeru Watanabe A scientist at Keio University.
James Webb The inventor of Space telescope.
Carl Wernicke A Polish neurosurgeon.
Matthew Whitaker The boy who was born premature.
Eli Whitney The inventor of cotton gin.
Bob Williams The astronomer responsible for the Huble deep field image.
Bud Williams A cattle whisperer.
E.O Wilson A biologist.
Adam Zeman A neurologist who discover the Aphantasia.
Mark Zuckerberg The creator of Facebook.
Brad An assistant from publishing company.
E.C The patient that Mottron tests.
Grumpy Happy's child.
Happy An elephant who was sent to Bronx Zoo.
Michelangelo A great artist.