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This edition: Season 3, Episode 9: "The Accountant" - Dr. Pilar Trelles

Episode Details

Original tape date: October 20, 2016.

First aired: February 10, 2017.

In episode #309 of Science Goes to the Movies, Dr. Pilar Trelles, a child psychiatrist at the Seaver Autism Center at Mount Sinai, joins the show to talk about Autism as it’s depicted in the Ben Affleck film, The Accountant. Trelles tackles the question of whether those on the spectrum can live normal lives and what that might mean, then looks at the inaccuracies of how The Accountant depicts Autism. A history of Autism and its treatments is provided, as well as an explanation of how far those treatments have come. The connection between Autism and genius is considered along with misperceptions of Autism propagated by both pop culture and the medical world itself.

Guest List

Dr. Pilar Trelles Child Psychiatrist, Seaver Autism Center at Mount Sinai

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