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Another EEG Brain Wave Study. I don't know weather to laugh or scream upon reading this study. In some regard they are on track and doing the right thing but in another regard they have MISSED the entire point to Autism. I will add my thought to the following piece found on the World Wide Web.
MONDAY, Oct. 16 (HealthDay News) -- In adults with autism, various brain regions do not communicate as efficiently with one another as they do in normal people, U.S. researchers report.
//////From Rich well that is a given, but if they cared to study our group of very high functioning people that have figured out a different kind of human thought process, we might really 'light up' their EEG's in certain ways they never expected. If were deep in our 3 D thoughts for example, or perhaps were having a picture-in picture thought-we might give them some new ideas.
Researchers used high-resolution electroencephalography (EEG) to examine the brains of 36 adults, ages 19 to 38. Half the study volunteers had autism. The researchers focused on connections in the cerebral cortex, the part of the brain that deals with higher cognitive processes.
/////// From Rich, I wonder if we have all of our picture thoughts working and we are bridging the gap between autism and real life, like we usually do everyday, are using all of our brain capacity? Would they have enough colors on the EEG screen? would the machine not short out in overload? When we have picture thoughts our OPTIC VISION Is OFF while our brain creates brain generated images we use to think with. How would that present in their EEG? for that matter what expert of any kind would even believe our optic vision is Off (lack of Eye Contact) during some of our thoughts? In so many words we might use your day dreams as our primary thought process. Would our EEG's look like sleep dreams? One of our picture thoughts is worth 20 of your normal thoughts, that could put a serious ripple in an EEG machine, I'm sure.
The study found that the volunteers with autism had abnormalities, including both over-and under-connectivity between neurons in different parts of the cortex.
"Our findings indicate adults with autism show differences in coordinated neural activity, which implies poor internal communication between the parts of the brain," study leader and postdoctoral researcher Michael Murias said in a prepared statement.
These abnormal brain patterns are a potential biomarker of autism and may help define the major characteristics of the disorder, Murias said. It may also be possible to use EEG to detect autism in young children, the researchers said. Early detection is crucial in providing interventions for the disorder.
////// from Rich, See what you get when you study the 'disorder' with the point of view it is a "disorder." You get a few ideas that are very hard to overcome as well as, some natural stereotype that we might be retards and idiots. Granted we often present that way and heaven knows modern autism unknowingly does it part to make us hopeless and helpless and they are even disappointed when we come out of this mess unscathed as our anthropology has done.
Our Proficient picture thought Builds on the work of Temple Grandin. We have discovered our thoughts might well be the building blocks of the human mind, Our autism thoughts ARE college level even in the second grade. We have figured the is no difference between the village idiot, Rain Man and our "normal" functioning population of aspies, except for our autism thoughts. If we have figure them out completely we can mimic your thought process, If we have very little autism thought figured out we might look like the village idiot. We all share the same picture thoughts (village Idiot, Rain Man and ourselves)- it is our Translation ability that makes us successful or not.
Autism is NOT all that complicated and is really just like another human language-granted a complicated one. Trouble is it has never been in a text book before and all the research in the world will never discover it as autism like we know it really is the building blocks of the human mind all mapped out. Autism can range from a total idiot to a rocket scientist as you know and indeed that simply reflects the idea autism is indeed the building blocks of the mind. If we have not done too many steps up the ladder we are an idiot and if have made some progress we do much better in real life.
Our double blind success is stunning and not all that wild but, one thing is for sure due to human nature our message is for certain coming from the wrong place to be respected. If mankind is lucky someday some researcher will figure us out-like what we have figured out ourselves and hopefully he or she will have a pedigree of degrees to present along with our information and mankind can then finally progress. Our Autism explains your autism as well as many other mind issues that have pestered mankind for centuries now.
The findings were presented Saturday at the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, in Atlanta.
The U.S. National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke has more about autism.
SOURCE: University of Washington, news release, Oct. 14, 2006
This is a story from HealthDay, a service of ScoutNews, LLC.
Rich Shull,,,, http://prerainmanautism.blogspot.com/
"Life has a certain flavor for those who have fought and risked all, that the sheltered and protected can never experience" John Stuat Mill-Philosopher-1806-1873