AND NO ONE HAS EYE CONTACT
For my International readers America seems obsessed with poker tournaments many are online and still more are on television. People on the TV shows go to extremes to HIDE their Eye Contact and Body Language. That begs the question would Aspies make great poker players?
Picture Thought (lack of eye contact, when our eyes are off our brains are on) wise we could pretty much figure out the deck of cards by seeing what has been played and monitoring the bets are going. We could probably read the cards in the mirror glasses or shiny glasses some players wear and for sure we seem to have the natural lack of body language the Poker Champs are trying so hard to figure out. Las Vegas Watch Out!
I bet we would win the games by reading the cards and with our natural ability to "picture them alone" we might have a big advantage. When I watch the torments on TV I simply wonder If the players are "lost" and taking the time to figure out all the cards in play?- well that is natural for a picture thinker and we could simply figure out the cards "know the cards" (naturally) and bet our hand accordingly.
I find when I do card games I often dose off in picture thought and picture the entire deck of card that has been played, like you look a computer screen of a "free cell "game. Only my Picture thoughts (invisible to you) would have all the cards in order and readable. Since we are so good at translating picture thoughts to real life we might take the prize. You know we might even listen to the sounds people make like a blind person can tell if one is lying or not better than most of us with the sound of body language, we might do the same type of thing. Aspie in real life that have learned how to handle our too much noise issues could do a loud casino well in lots of respects. We might even tell by the sound of how the cards are handled weather it is a deck of gold or a miserable hand, being played off as a good one.
Rain Man as portrayed in the movie was simply reading his picture thoughts of the phonebook after all.
Autism Wise, here it seems we have a very "full house" A wonderful figured out Anthropology that know a different kind of human thought process that both Mankind and Autism need to hear about. The Autism Leaders were playing with it seems hold a "royal flush" and it seems they have pulled the chain and allowed Rain Man 's curse to thrive.
Please help us help you ,insist that the autism "professionals" talk to us. We don't have all the answers but we have done very well in real life-we have to had done something right? They could at least listen?
Rich Shull, Author Autism Pre Rain Man Autism (built on Thinking in Pictures) Inventor Truing Motor, GREEN 70% Efficient AUTISTICALLY designed motor.
Please, look up Alan Turing (1912-1954) on the web our Autism Hero, Father of the computer.
Read more about Autism's Living Working connected Past and future on the Web At Rich's Web Blog Pre Rain Man Autism http://prerainmanautism.blogspot.com