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From: Tarty (RAVENGIL) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by host5/31/04 11:39 PM 
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Michelangelo may have had form of autism: scientists

Mon May 31, 5:04 PM ET

LONDON (AFP) - Renaissance-era artistic genius Michelangelo might have had Asperger's syndrome, a milder form of autism which causes sufferers to have difficulties with social interaction, according to experts on the condition.

  A by-product of Asperger's -- also known as high-functioning autism -- can be a special talent in a particular area such as art, music or mathematics.

The research by a British and Irish expert in autism, published in British publication the Journal of Medical Biography, argues that Michelangelo met a number of the criteria for Asperger's.

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