Dictionary of Human Evolution and Biology

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Asperger’s Syndrome

Mild form of autism characterized by mind-blindness, or an inability to read common nonverbal cues involving kindness, love, or anger; those affected lack empathy skills. Considered a highly functional modality of autistic behavior; affected individuals have normal or above-normal intelligence, and may display savantism (a specific skill ability). Aka nerd syndrome.

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