Kim Peek Rain Man explained
Just a thought from Rich Shull
"Rain Man" is based on Kim Peek who is autistic and can't tie his shoe laces or dress himself but he can read and remember at once large amounts of information
If the "autism Theory " I talk about here is right, the real Rain Man has Mastered what we call "picture thoughts" . IF we are right he has a photographic memory and has learned to read the mental images (your Daydreams) and convert those to words. That is the essence of autism. It so happens Mr. Peek happens to be able to do very big things, but if had the proper Autism training like we have had - and he learned all the Picture thoughts (sub routine) that build the normal thoughts you do he too would thrive and present as normal.
The "dumb as a sack of rocks" ideal along with the genius thing confuses everyone but in reality all he really needs is a bit of picture thought training. Of Course, none of that has been in a text book before and the odds of a normal thinkers discovering it seem like a very long shot. They need to unite us and listen to our story for a start.
by Rich Shull on Saturday, June 20, 2009 at 7:00:52 PM
This is actually just a glimmer of working autism. Many of us from all over the world have put together the pieces of the rest of the autism pie. We can see where Mr Peek did one section of the autism picture thoughts and it just happens to be one of the "bigger" things we do autistcally. If Mr. Peek had the rest of the lower level skills figured out he would function rather well.
If you put all the autistic people in the world together that Autism Lost track of and see how we all learned our never in print before sometime sub human thought process together you would have autism solved. The scope of autism is such that if the various parts get "plugged in" we do very well in one thing and one thing only. If we learn the rest of the theory we also learn many things that help us go about the thoughts that make us social and function.
Temple's Still and Motion Picture thoughts are just part of the baseline human thought process that are building blocks of the mind. Dig deep into those and see the layer upon layer of sub thoughts that form you normal thoughts. Normal Thoughts as you know them are just streamlined Autism ones. Its time Psychology knew these thoughts as well.
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