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Based on the Science Daily 12-25-96 Autism Article on LACK OF EYE contact in Autism.
Quoted and Commented upon paragraph by paragraph on the blog of Rich Shull. Author Autism Pre Rain Man Autism.
Science Daily — MADISON ----- Eighth Paragraph of Article
Dalton's work comprised two studies. In the first, researchers placed autistic children inside an MRI scanner and showed them pictures of faces with both emotional and neutral expressions. The children had to press one of two buttons to indicate whether a face showed a blank or expressive face. Throughout the process, the researchers used precise eye-tracking technology to measure exactly which parts of the face study participants were looking at and for how long. Normally developing children far outpaced the autistic study participants in identifying expressions correctly.
From Rich Shull
Well, now, they might be precisely tracking our eye movements but they don't realize that is a moot point as our eyes are OFF our Optic vision is off and what we see is a brain generated image we use to think with. I bet some our anthropology's people with honed autism thoughts could perform right up there with the normally developing children.
Again autism research is ignorant of our most basic thoughts and most of us learning them learned them by skin of our teeth by trail and error. Some of us present as the village idiot, others do a Rain Man and even more of us do a pretty normal life. We are 20 something to 80 something and we all have the same story to tell. Autism research or for that matter any research has nver been presented with a living working anthropology and if it were not for the web we would have never met. In addition to autism many of us were priviliaged to a unique social experience in our life that took us from super geek to 'normal.' See the power of a double-blind experience? Too bad we are not what Autism is wanting to hear or they would have us in their MRI machines their printing presses would be hot.
Rich Shull,,,, Http://prerainmanautism.blogspot.com
The "best autism book ever" 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.