Best Autism Explanation ever.
Autism makes so much sense when figured out, sadly even the best 'expert' doesn't have a clue. Autism is simply a different kind of human thought process where our OPTIC vision=lack of eye contact is automatically turned off while our brains attempt to think in pictures (something like your day dream). We start school learning something different from 123 and the ABC's. We have to figure it out on our own it has never been in a text book . Autism is the long hand version of human thought and it reaches down into the depth of the mind further than contemporary research has ever been. Once we figure it out we come up with the same short cut thoughts you use also known as normal thoughts. Normal thought that even the best researcher uses are short cut thoughts thus that explains why autism is still a puzzle to everyone and why so many human conditions never improve. Humans are not smart enough to be dumb but they are dumb enough to be smart.
While our optic vision is off we miss social clues , face expressions ,can't catch a ball and just like we were blind, our hearing goes in hyper mode. That explains our odd social behavior. Our Optic vision and brain generated vision flow interchange in our minds eye so easily we don't even realize it our selves instantly. Once we learn the picture thoughts and how to control them and use them the normal thoughts you use become our standard to. Again, normal thoughts are short cut thoughts and no one realizes we are not as humans working to full potential . Indeed Autism figured out is Einstein.
Finally, I can see where the best of ideas and ideals like this explanation of autism and other vital questions facing mankind will never be solved . Humans just don't have (or use) the full knowledge base of their minds to see how ridiculous we are. We really do only think with the proverbial 1/2 a deck of cards. I grew up in the 1960's and missed Rain Man's curse and like 100's more like me we figured out autism and all tell the same story ignorant of each other. Contemporary Autism players jump threw hoops to keep us hidden. Temple Grandin is the highest functioning person they will admit to and we build on her work and take it to the threshold of normal thought. The main reason why they try to ignore us is we figured out what the experts didn't and since we came up from the bottom of the gene pool we naturally have no creditability ,even worse since no one in the field has had thoughts like ours they really think we are full of something.
natalie 3 hours ago
Now THIS is what the internet can be good for. BEAUTIFULLY put. Thank you. Reminds me of how scientists have finally come to admit defeat against all matters of healing the mind, after years of Big Pharma anti-depressants and other medicines geared to fix matters above the neck.....they have changed little to nothing. I suppose this need to keep pushing that rock up the mountain, even if you KNOW it will fall back down, and is most likely hopeless, is also a human condition.
From Rich I commented on a Yahoo feature page on inhaled drugs and Autism Behavior with this comment. The reply from someone I don't know or never met is priceless.