James Cusack is a renowned autistic scientist from the University of Aberdeen (Scotland) who used his own experiences with autism to aid the completion of a study which challenges some of the most commonly-held beliefs about the condition. According to James generalizations about autistic people having difficulties interpreting gestures and body language could be overcome by Improving their ability to pay attention to signals in their brain which may otherwise go unnoticed. These findings are the result of a four-year study conducted on autistic adolescents and have been published in the Journal of Neuroscience. At 12 years of age James was told he would need residential care for the rest of his life and like many others here in The Genius of Autism Wiki he proved doctors wrong and had a wonderful career. Read more about this remarkable scientist and his pioneering study here.