Professor Christine Temple is a neuropsychologist at the University of Essex, having previously held posts at the University of London and Oxford. She is an expert on many neuropsychological disorders in adults and children, as well as the science of creativity and exceptional talent.
She has worked with many people who have unusual neuropsychological conditions, including war veterans, split brain patients, who had been given rare surgery as a treatment for epilepsy, children with dyslexia, language disorders, face recognition problems, memory difficulties and autism, as well as children and adults with exceptional talents.
She has published two previous books on neuropsychology, and is now particularly interested in the basis of creativity, and in the interface of science and the arts. She is under commission to write a popular science book, which will look at the creative mind of Picasso.