All in a Bark -Autism Thoughts in infancy
From the Web a Story on Babies relating to dog barks. (Temple and Cattle?)
Why of course, if research of any type knew the building blocks of the mind like we do this new news ,new idea mentioned in the attached article would not only loose its speculative aspect ,it would prove itself as well. Autism thoughts are the base for all human thought and what these babies are displaying are nothing more than the roots of the baseline human thoughts. As humans we use much more of our primitive senses than we allow ourselves to think about. Once we start to learn a few things like normal thoughts we loose track of the sub level thoughts and keen sense that make us do so well. Normal thought probably via an evolution process is now reduced to short simple sound bites (lack of better words) and the really deep thoughts that form our minds mind fit in perfectly with the article.
There are as I say a 1000 more chapter to psychology to be written and they never will be discovered by the people doing the research as they need to dig deep into the mind and reach down the evolutionary ladder- then the knowledge they seek will be obvious just like we have discovered on our own. The people ,like me that have connected autism to Einstein can tell you,like the giants before us from the famous Einstein to Di Vinci to Turing and many others there is nothing we can do, as the thought we discovered has never been discovered before so the best we can hope for is our good ideas will be used. The more normal thinkers you add together the lower the IQ and common sense factor is for everyone. Life and the mind have been figured out for centuries now but the mass ignorance factor is more to overcome than breaking and addiction. Thankfully some of our good ideas break through, like the Computer it was autistic invention.
FROM THE WEB GOOGLING AUTISM
By Randy Dotinga
HealthDay Reporter by Randy Dotinga
healthday Reporter – Fri Jul 24, 7:03 pm ET
FRIDAY, July 24 (HealthDay News) -- What's in a bark? A new study suggests that 6-month-old babies know the answer.
Researchers found that most infants who were tested could figure out that an aggressive bark goes with an angry-looking dog. They also seemed to know that friendly-looking pooches voice their feelings in a different way.
The babies managed to do this even though they weren't very familiar with dogs.
It's not clear whether the babies actually know that a dog baring its teeth is a sign of trouble, but they're showing a level of sophistication regarding how dogs reveal their emotions, said study author Ross Flom, an associate professor of psychology and neuroscience at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah.
"We think babies have a broad-based set of abilities and skills when they enter the world," he said. "And those become broadened and honed based on the individual experiences in their lives."
Flom spends his time studying how babies perceive emotions, and previously found that they can tell the difference between upbeat and gloomy music.
In the new study, Flom and his colleagues recruited 128 infants and toddlers, almost all of whom were white. All of the participants had little or no exposure to dogs during their brief lives.
The researchers showed the babies video stills of aggressive and non-aggressive dogs, and watched what they did when they heard sounds of barking.
The study results appear in the July issue of Developmental Psychology.
The researchers believe that they can glean whether a baby is making a connection between two things by monitoring how long they look at a picture. In this case, 6-month-old babies were more likely to look longer at the picture of a canine expression that matched the bark.
Only about 15 percent of the babies spent more time looking at the wrong dog picture or looked equally at both, Flom said.
Older babies -- at 12, 18 and 24 months -- were likely to look at the correct dog, but for just a flicker of time, Flom said, and then look around the room or equally between the video stills.
While some have interpreted this to mean they can't distinguish the correct picture, Flom said it's actually a sign that "the task is almost too easy for them."
The study didn't examine what the babies actually perceived about the barks and the canine expressions. No one knows if they're aware that a normal-looking dog is a better prospect for playtime than one that looks -- and sounds -- like it wants to take a bite out of the nearest leg.
Still, it's "remarkable" that babies that aren't exposed to dogs can figure out how to link their barks to their faces, Flom said. That means they can connect audio and visual cues, he said.
As for the future, researchers are exploring how humans relate to dogs, which have a long history of interacting with people, and wolves, which don't.
Over time, Flom said, dogs and humans have learned how to communicate with each other.
And, of course, each gets what they want from the other, whether it be the newspaper or a long back scratch.
Learn more about the brain's development from the University of Washington.
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