Temple Grandin is a national treasure. One of her greatest gifts is her ability to communicate about how her brain works, and thus explain how her form of autism works—this is deeply useful to those of who are not on the spectrum. Beyond that, of course, is her life's work understanding animal behavior and working in the livestock industry. Oh yeah, and she's also a professor at Colorado State!

In this previously-unreleased recording from 2008, Professor Grandin discusses autism, Nikola Tesla (!), her visually-oriented brain, and more. It's a Blank on Blank video, which means a full transcript and additional material (including just the raw audio). Enjoy:

More videos featuring Grandin: Temple Grandin: Stairway to Heaven (directed by Errol Morris) and Temple Grandin on Autism.