A COPY of a picture thought
Copy of a picutre thought.
The insight of picture thought.
The above picture in essence is a COPY of actual picture in picture thoughts. Picture-in picture thought is Advanced Autism and is a direct result of LACK OF EYE contact among many other factors.
The small little picture in the corner of our visual field is 'brain generated' and constitutes our thoughts-we need to translate those pictures thoughts to words to be spoken. The small little thought in the corner of my optic visual field would be INVISIBLE to you, unless you could hook a monitor to our brain and see the images like this we use to think with all the time. If you could do that monitor our every thought, this is what you would see. In this case the "STILL PICTURE " that Temple talked about in Thinking in Pictures is featured in the forefront of the photo. This IS brain generated and INVISIBLE to you and it cancels out optic vision, our eyes are "off." If you follow the brain generated image to its Picture -in-Picutre thought location in the upper right hand corner of my visual field you will see I can still look at the brain generated image and ALSO see in a traditional sense. If you were standing beside me looking at the old cars we would BOTH see the same thing with optic vision. Only a picture thinker would see the brain generated image in the corner of our visual field. If this picture were of "Stan" I would translate the picture and come up with the words, that is Stan, or even the words Stan was walking down the beach.
This is ADVANCED proficient Picture thought and it has many more steps to it than this but as you can see we have to look at one type of thought figure it out and then convert it to traditional words. We have found Autism Thoughts advanced Picture thoughts especially are indeed always this detailed and crisp and clear. Often our best lesion we have learned is how to water these thoughts down to words and do it quick enough to keep up with a conversation. Rain Man could have had a thought like this but, instead of the guy walking on the beach he might have a "photo" of the phone directory as his brain generated image and he was simply reading the phone book.
Modern Aspie probably only have a few glimpses of their picture thoughts perhaps lasting only a few milliseconds, as they are constantly forced to pay attention and give eye contact they probably never the chance we had. That point in time is where we LEARNED about our different thought process. While we were lucky and learned to deal with, explore and use our picture thoughts our modern counterparts have been cheated from their natural thought process. Traditional thought is our Second language not our 1st as it is assumed and force fed to us. Obviously what we do works for us and we could even teach all of the basic autism thoughts by 6th grade! The fact our thoughts are invisible to you makes them unbelievable but nonetheless they are real and they work well. Picture thought has GREAT potential and it doesn't have to be autism we know all too well today. Most of us including our Autistic hero Alan Turing (Book The Enigma) were noted for NOT paying attention and still just simply coming up with the answers. For many of us the results were stressed and as long as we progressed no one was too worried, if we had eye contact our we learned everything in the scope of a splinter skill or obsession. Once we figured out a few things life in general really flowed for us. Those of us with the special social experience really connected Autism to the real world.
When we are not giving you eye contact our brains are trying to think with a picture thought and early picture thoughts are NOT picture in picture they are rather full optic images created by our brains and they cancel out optic vision they, Turn OFF our eyes. These are the still and motion pictures Temple talks about and the Image streams Bill Stillman mentions in their writings, A Picture in Picture thought BUILDS on those and takes autism thoughts up a few more notches. Proficient Picture thoughts nearly mimic your thoughts. Keep in mind we have to BUILD up to your thoughts to communicate and think: and Autistically we water down our thoughts to make this thing called autism work for us. Our Anthropology has done just this very thing.
As you can see we have figured out a never in print before thought process, those picture thoughts are naturally programmed for us and we learned them figured them out via trial and error and blind luck. Many people in time have figured out their picture thoughts and perhaps we even marvel at their insight and inventions. Those of us that have done this feat for many different reasons probably don't make a lot of 'lists' and just who can we turn to and even explain our thoughts to? If we tell too many people we see things were off to the funny farm. I have met people via this blog that are 50 plus and they just now figured out they have been thinking with pictures all their lives. Many of the oldest people no longer think in pictures as they figured out traditional thought and only use their picture thoughts for deep thoughts. That begs the questions are Autism Thoughts the building blocks of the human mind? Are Image streamers our close cousins? Is Central Auditory Processing Disorder simply a more methodical autism process? All points to ponder and all points that are not capable of being asked by traditional autism research, they haven't walked a mile in our shoes.
Rich Shull,,,, Http://prerainmanautism.blogspot.comhttp://groups.yahoo.com/group/richsplace/
ALAN TURING: The Enigma By Andrew Hodges Simon and Schuster New York. Copyright 1983 Related Item PBS-BBC show entitled Breaking the Code by Hugh Whitmore, based on The Enigma.