Glen Gould PBS Masters Series
Autism the old figured out (to us at least) working autism has stumped mankind yet again. For those knowing of the late Glen Gould he was a musician and pianist that did wonders. He redone classical music his own way and often improved the music and made sure everyone was taken with his work as he was. Usually, to to do this amazing feat he played with the music and the tempo and the notes and more to achieve a wonderful new take on a classical standard. Only the DEEP thoughts and passion of autism and its mindset could do such a thing. That is why the show and its producers and the public at large to this day, are grasping at straws to put an explanation to his success.
Autism is Einstein level thought weather it is music computers , inventions or whatever it is we are obsessed with. Psychology is at a loss to explain Autism let alone those autistic people like me that have figured out a different kind of thought process. This deep thought and the behavior it present threw our odd behavior is all perfectly logical and 100% understood if one understands the Picture Thought mind base man operates with. Man is bind as can be as the Picture Thought I talk about has never been in a textbook before. Humans use a shortcut version of it thus that is real reason no psychologist has discovered it. It is also the reason the keystone to man's mind will remain forever hidden in plain sight.
Gould was the typical Autistic kid of the Era and in that time there was no one around to tell him no, diagnose him autistic and put him in a group home. His Splinter skills were music and eventually he was able to be 'social' and thrive in his own way. Old Pre Rain Man Autistic often did thrive. Our Alan Turing living in the same era invented the computer using the same deep thoughts Glen used to re-write music.
Turing, Gould and others of us were not social butterflies and somehow got along. We were often noted for or anti-social behavior, fear of crowds, not being loving or cuddly and often just to engrossed in our obsession work or passion to really care about much else. If you seen our picture thoughts at work, if you could hook a monitor to our brains and what our thoughts work (yours too) every odd thing we do both good and bad would be explained.
Until science /research walks a mile in our shoes or cares to listen too our story they will peer review the the same old stuff for many more centuries to come and the real key to man's mind will remain here and obvious open for all to see. There is no one so blind for those who will not see'. Until our thought practices are exposed and understood I guess man will have to just keep on explaining us and our innovation and invention as just plain odd. It is the only explanation that fits and works as the shortcut thought you call normal thought is just too feeble to really do anymore.
Thanks Mr Gould, Your left another big answer in psychology's unknown quest to discover the mind wide open, too bad the normal human is too blind to see.
Rich Shull on the blog Pre Rain Man Autism