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 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: High/Low Functioning: to label or not to label

Posted: 09 May 2020, 2:49 pm 

Replies: 48
Views: 3,454


Perhaps something like this but geared towards areas of functioning is needed . Indeed, that looks like a potentially useful kind of classification. I assume they mean that each of the "key areas" would be assigned a score between 1 to 5. At least as a way of encapsulating where a person'...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: High/Low Functioning: to label or not to label

Posted: 09 May 2020, 2:11 pm 

Replies: 48
Views: 3,454


It depends what the alternative is, which wasn't explicitly specified in the poll. If it was asking "Use HFA/LFA as an alternative to just calling everything autism," then I would say that making the HFA vs LFA distinction is useful. I answered "yes" in the poll on that basis. Bu...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Aphantasia poll

 Post subject: Re: Aphantasia poll
Posted: 04 May 2020, 9:34 pm 

Replies: 59
Views: 2,811


I am not sure if I have aphantasia or not. I might be too literal or confused by the variety of responses. I can logically imagine an image but I don't actually see it. Could someone please explain in depth what I am supposed to see when I imagine something. Not photographic imagery, but what is ty...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Aphantasia poll

 Post subject: Re: Aphantasia poll
Posted: 04 May 2020, 9:20 pm 

Replies: 59
Views: 2,811


firemonkey wrote:
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I got 10 out of 14. I focused on blemishes on the face, like a mole, and looked for the face that seemed to match that.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: A question of feet- anyone else

Posted: 07 Mar 2020, 8:22 pm 

Replies: 12
Views: 408


This begins to remind me of a play that I saw performed in a college garden in Cambridge in the 70s, called "The Idiots Karamazov." It was a sort of spoof of Dostoevsky and Chekov all rolled into one. And in a memorable line, spoken by Alyosha Karamazov, he lamented "How can there be ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Self Dxers Who Don't Want a Diagnosis; Why Not?

Posted: 11 Feb 2020, 12:27 pm 

Replies: 102
Views: 2,833


I think the fact that some people have symptoms but have a good job , and function well in public , raises the question of when something should , or shouldn't , be seen as a disability . It also makes me wonder why anyone would go down the route of being assessed in that situation . Intellectual c...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Do you have a continuous monologue in your head? (w/POLL)

Posted: 31 Jan 2020, 4:26 am 

Replies: 31
Views: 985


Yes, all my thought processes are conducted by means of an internal "discussion" in my head. There apparently exist people who think visually instead, and maybe some of them do not experience the "internal monologue" mode of thinking at all. Visual thinking is incomprehensible to...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Aphantasia

 Post subject: Re: Aphantasia
Posted: 18 Dec 2019, 12:23 pm 

Replies: 56
Views: 5,617


Hey everyone. So, a significant part of my daughter's diagnosis is aphantasia, the impairment of the ability to form visual images. According to the diagnosing psychiatrist, this impairs her ability to make decisions and to feel motivation for the future. Honestly, this explains a lot about her beh...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Hypnosis incompatible with asperger?

Posted: 17 Dec 2019, 2:01 am 

Replies: 57
Views: 15,197


I did a hypnosis study mentioned on a Facebook aphantasia group. It was by a university of Sussex PhD candidate . My result. Good evening, I've just checked your test, the score is 3 out of 40, meaning that you are very low in hypnotic suggestibility It was also mentioned on this aphantasia forum ....

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Boston Pops host first-ever sensory-friendly concert

Posted: 09 Dec 2019, 7:59 am 

Replies: 3
Views: 184


That is a nice idea. One of my main issues with going to a concert or performance (I am very fond of opera) is the applause and cheering. It drives me crazy. I will only go to a performance if I can get an aisle seat, and that allows me to escape at the end before the final applause gets going. But ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Reading The Mind Through The Eyes Test (RMET)

Posted: 30 Nov 2019, 11:09 am 

Replies: 18
Views: 647


I got 26. I didn’t agree with any of the choices for a number of them. I got 27 and I felt the same way you did. For nearly all of the questions, the eyes didn't look like any of the choices. I also took longer than the test said it should take because I deliberated on each one. If it was timed, I ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Sympathy vs cognitive empathy

Posted: 27 Nov 2019, 8:13 pm 

Replies: 21
Views: 540


I still don't get the meaning of empathy though. Some people say that cognitive empathy means emotionally attached and involved, but you've just mentioned that cognitive empathy means a rather detached and logical work out of what someone might be feeling. Then when people describe emotional empath...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Sympathy vs cognitive empathy

Posted: 27 Nov 2019, 9:06 am 

Replies: 21
Views: 540


I wish someone will give me feedback on my empathy situation mentioned in my previous post here... Based on the definitions, it sounds like some combination of empathy and sympathy is involved in the situation you described. Cognitive empathy because you figured out what the cleaning lady would hav...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Sympathy vs cognitive empathy

Posted: 26 Nov 2019, 8:13 am 

Replies: 21
Views: 540


So from the springboard of that author said my understanding of it is the following. 1) empathy is about theory of mind. Figuring out what others are thinking and feeling. 2) Sympathy is caring what others think. 3) Empathy is subdivided into "cognative empathy" and "affective empath...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Is anyone hearing the global hum right now

Posted: 25 Nov 2019, 6:38 pm 

Replies: 133
Views: 1,733


But, as has been said, the power of suggestion and imagination in the human mind can be very strong. A mundane psychological explanation seem to be much more likely in a case like this. I don't think so. As someone who personally experiences this, and as someone who has traveled and lived all over ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Is anyone hearing the global hum right now

Posted: 25 Nov 2019, 11:42 am 

Replies: 133
Views: 1,733


Although some sources say the Taos Hum wasn't first reported until 1991, there appears to be a legend of the hum dating back many decades before that. Here is an interesting article on that. https://www.legendsofamerica.com/nm-taoshum/ I think it is something happening within the earth itself. 2% o...
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