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 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Two questions

 Post subject: Re: Two questions
Posted: 02 May 2014, 1:16 pm 

Replies: 92
Views: 2,877


It seems they have the most pervasive influence on this forum, and dictate the direction of it. If someone disagrees with them, or has a somewhat critical view of self-diagnosis, then it always causes a huge furore. On here there seem to be tacit narratives you just have to accept - I think the fun...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Main Differences with AS between Girls and Boys???

Posted: 23 Apr 2014, 4:32 pm 

Replies: 51
Views: 2,587


I completely disagree, there should be no differences in how autism expresses itself in boys and girls. Are we really meant to be believe that autism expresses itself so differently in girls that it doesn't even look like autism? Yeah, I know what you mean. I'm suspicious of that theory as well. Th...

 Forum: Computers, Math, Science, and Technology   Topic: Project Euler anyone?

Posted: 21 Apr 2014, 3:59 am 

Replies: 5
Views: 473


I've done a few of them in PHP. I enjoyed finding the 10001st prime number in particular

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Feeling Statistically Lonely

Posted: 20 Apr 2014, 8:31 am 

Replies: 9
Views: 880


Don't know about the rest of you but in order to feel the same as other people I also need to share roughly the same level as intelligence of them. I estimate only about 1 in 100 autistics share my intelligence level. So I feel more like 1 in 10,000 rather than 1 in 100. So yes, I do feel very stati...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: aspergers and different facial features?

Posted: 18 Apr 2014, 1:10 pm 

Replies: 15
Views: 4,977


google images is very contradictory. can you post pictures of what you mean by suken eyes? I have difficulty understanding faces as well, but have been using google to try and work out what sunken/deep-set eyes are. Here is what I understand by it. You can experiment with your own eyes in front of ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: An empty mind

 Post subject: Re: An empty mind
Posted: 15 Apr 2014, 2:27 pm 

Replies: 14
Views: 1,348


Can anyone relate to having a "empty mind" such that you generally operate from recalling information and dynamically formulating ideas? Is there a name for this besides "autism" :) There is a name for it in psychology, I believe :) . I think the term you are looking for is linear vs associative th...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: when is it considered aspergers and when is it personality?

Posted: 10 Apr 2014, 3:46 pm 

Replies: 39
Views: 2,231


I would like to point out that people tend to be biased by the way questions are phrased. I think this is the source of many peoples "Asperger's is just a personality quirk" beliefs. For example if you ask someone 1. Do you enjoy crowded gatherings? The vast majority of people will answer no, AS or ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Uta Frith's comment

Posted: 09 Apr 2014, 7:04 am 

Replies: 129
Views: 6,137


Like when autistic people rock back and forth, NTs assume they are doing it because they are anxious, this is because they can relate to that, even if the rocking that people with autism do is mechanical and sustained, and doesn't even look like the subtle rocking people do when sad or anxious. But...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Gloating. Jealousy. Enjoying others misfortune.

Posted: 04 Apr 2014, 1:58 pm 

Replies: 33
Views: 2,446


It seems to me that you are not a very socially influenced person, this could very certainly be down to AS. The majority fabricate their desires and moral values from societies preferences. Any deviance from the norm is suppressed. Your wishes are a deviance from the norm. Its a symptom of a fundame...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic:  Uta Frith people with ASD can't mentalize ?

Posted: 03 Apr 2014, 1:34 pm 

Replies: 33
Views: 2,098


To truly accept difference is a wonderful human gift. The BBC and those specialising in the field of autism seem to be as prone to Sameness and routine as most of us. Its a shame you feel that way. I personally thought it was the most well balanced, complex and comprehensive documentary on autism I...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: People think I'm exaggerating.

Posted: 29 Mar 2014, 11:43 am 

Replies: 16
Views: 1,823


For me, its like the difference between learning to drive a car and being a competent long term driver. A learner driver has to constantly think of so much, always be on the alert and is very anxious of making mistakes. Learner drivers tend to be exhausted after about an hour of driving, and it is n...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Is "Engineer personality type" a folk term for Asp

Posted: 25 Mar 2014, 4:13 pm 

Replies: 28
Views: 2,245


I have an "extreme systemizing brain" according to the test, but that's only because my EQ is very low. The only reason my SQ side appear "stronger" and more pronounced is simply because my EQ side is very low in comparison. I know there are aspies who have genuinely high SQ, while having low EQ, b...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Is "Engineer personality type" a folk term for Asp

Posted: 25 Mar 2014, 4:10 pm 

Replies: 28
Views: 2,245


I can easily believe that most Engineers have a high SQ yes. I just don't believe that having a high SQ fits in any way with the diagnositic criteria for aspergers/autism. Take the following diagnostic criterion: "apparently inflexible adherence to specific, nonfunctional routines or rituals". Surel...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Is "Engineer personality type" a folk term for Asp

Posted: 24 Mar 2014, 4:51 pm 

Replies: 28
Views: 2,245


This is the popular theory of Simon Baron Cohen and pop psychology in general. Engineers = Extreme systemizers = autism spectrum/edge of the autism spectrum But there is something very wrong with this theory. Half the characteristics of autism involve rigid concrete thinking, repetitive behaviour, o...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Should we get rid of labels?

Posted: 22 Mar 2014, 8:32 am 

Replies: 14
Views: 1,229


I think there is a revolution in neuroscience coming that will naturally take us away from broad labels and towards profiles, and I see that as being a good thing. This revolution will be similar to the great scientific revolution in chemistry: the realisation that all matter is made up of distinct ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: "Fooled" myself into thinking I am socially-smart?

Posted: 18 Mar 2014, 10:54 pm 

Replies: 4
Views: 596


Well, there are a few theories about why people with AS struggle with facial expressions that I have seen. 1. The AS individual simply cannot recognize them because overly detailed processing fails to comprehend the face as the whole. 2. The AS individual can recognize them intellectually but strugg...
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