Eyes 3 of 10 lack of contact
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 ----- Third Paragraph of Article
Tracking the correlation between eye movements and brain activity, the researchers found that in autistic subjects, the amygdala - an emotion center in the brain associated with negative feelings - lights up to an abnormal extent during a direct gaze upon a non-threatening face. Writing in the March 6 issue of the journal Nature Neuroscience, the scientists also report that because autistic children avert eye contact, the brain's fusiform region, which is critical for face perception, is less active than it would be during a normally developing child's stare.
From Rich Shull,
Perhaps these "Experts" of Autism might like a bit of advise from those of us that have been there and done that? I know there more than a few "experts' of Autism and brain science that think we are too close to the bottom of the gene pool to know any better but, here it goes.
Listen UP People,,,, When our Lack of eye contact is occurring our eyes might be OPEN and they appear to functioning but the reality is our OPTIC VISION IS OFF ,,,, let me repeat that please our Optic vision is OFF. We probably don't even see you, let alone know if the face we are supposed to be looking at is a friend or foe. While our optic vision is off we stare at you etc. but our eyes are OFF. While our optic vision is OFF our Brains are working as we have discovered in our double-blind Autism experience and if we are allowed to "think" like we are programmed to our Brains present something like Daydreams (all kinds of picture thoughts) and IF we are lucky we figure them out and learn to convert those picture thoughts to words and Speech. Our Optic vision can be off from a few milliseconds to a few minutes and come off and on in spurts. We have optic canceling thoughts to think with and more optic canceling thoughts as we convert those picture thoughts to words and speech- this is the point in the human thought process where we "talk". (if we are lucky)
If we are right our Picture thoughts are the very building blocks of man's mind. Those of us learning and honing all of our picture thoughts are rewarded with near clones of traditional thoughts like you use. In fact all humans might be picture thinkers (unknowingly) and it is just our autism thoughts appear to be slow motion step -by- step versions of your thoughts. NONE of what we have figured out has been in a text book before. Our Autism Explains everything from Einstein to Dyslexia and even sheds new welcome light on the needle autism of today.
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.