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 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Aphantasia poll

 Post subject: Re: Aphantasia poll
Posted: 20 Oct 2017, 10:26 pm 

Replies: 59
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Many aphantasics dream in pictures and some see flashes of imagery under certain circumstances, such as just before they drift off to sleep. So although they can’t consciously control their mental pictures, the capacity itself doesn’t seem to have vanished. https://www.newscientist.com/article/2083...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Aphantasia poll

 Post subject: Re: Aphantasia poll
Posted: 19 Oct 2017, 9:39 am 

Replies: 59
Views: 2,816


Perhaps it's a cognitive deficit with me ,but for me one knows whether one sees images in one's mind's eye or not. I don't really get all the talk about "frame of reference" etc . I think the problem is not knowing what people actually mean by the words "seeing an image in one's mind...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Aphantasia poll

 Post subject: Re: Aphantasia poll
Posted: 19 Oct 2017, 9:34 am 

Replies: 59
Views: 2,816


Hey! You guys who have aphantasia, I'm really curious about something. How is dreaming for you? That is an interesting question. I am never left with the impression of anything but rather hazy images, when I recall my dreams after waking. It is difficult for me to be absolutely certain whether thos...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Aphantasia poll

 Post subject: Re: Aphantasia poll
Posted: 19 Oct 2017, 7:29 am 

Replies: 59
Views: 2,816


As for Aphantasia, I have no idea, largely because I have nothing to compare with. I can certainly recall being frustrated in elementary school when the teacher told us to picture something in our mind and I couldn't seem to do it, but then I was likely taking the teacher literally and actually wan...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: American Professor Couple Identify Major Cause of Autism

Posted: 01 Oct 2017, 7:05 pm 

Replies: 74
Views: 2,686


As I posted about, here, in November of 2013. Science is slowly catching up to my experience, findings, and hypotheses. I’ve learned several things since but have yet to really write about them - some minor details, some significant experiences that confirmed a few things. Someday I’ll write an upd...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Sound hyp[o|er]sensitivity

Posted: 29 Aug 2017, 9:12 pm 

Replies: 4
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I am hypersensitive to certain kinds of sounds; anything that is very loud, but also specifically "human-generated" sounds, where the human is actively involved in making the noise. This includes chewing, coughing, snuffling, whistling, rustling sweet wrappers, revving up engines on motorb...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: The Ritvo Autism Asperger Diagnostic Scale-Revised (RAADS-R)

Posted: 29 Aug 2017, 4:08 am 

Replies: 10
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ErwinN: Well, maybe I am misinterpreting the sentence "The total RAADS scores ranged from 44 to 227 in the ASD subjects and from 0 to 65 in the comparison groups." which, presumably, was a quote from the RAADS paper. Read literally (as I am wont to do!), it appears to make the very strong ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: The Ritvo Autism Asperger Diagnostic Scale-Revised (RAADS-R)

Posted: 28 Aug 2017, 7:06 pm 

Replies: 10
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"The total RAADS scores ranged from 44 to 227 in the ASD subjects and from 0 to 65 in the comparison groups. By ROC curve analysis, we determined that the best threshold for distinguishing between the two groups was a score of 65. Using this value, all 578 comparison subjects were correctly pr...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Wrong Place at the Wrong Time/Unfairly accused

Posted: 22 Aug 2017, 3:37 am 

Replies: 32
Views: 3,584


My apologies for what follows. I know this is a serious topic, and one where people have genuinely suffered through being blamed unjustly for things they didn't do. And please don't let my comment deflect from the purpose of this thread. However, being somewhat obsessive about these things, I cannot...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Are you disorganised/messy/untidy?

Posted: 20 Aug 2017, 2:33 am 

Replies: 55
Views: 1,871


I am reminded of something allegedly said by Albert Einstein, in response to comments about his untidy office:

"If a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind, then what are we to think of an empty desk?"

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Do people in your dreams speak?

Posted: 30 Jul 2017, 1:50 pm 

Replies: 31
Views: 1,103


I have known for a long time that I can't write about fictional characters, and now I realize that I can only remember having one dream in which other people spoke. What is your experience? I honestly don't think I know for sure whether people in my dreams speak or not. I experience dreams where it...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Things You Used Too Take Litterally

Posted: 28 Jul 2017, 3:23 am 

Replies: 40
Views: 1,294


Not really relevant to taking things literally but I just wished someone a happy birthday by saying "Many happy returns of the day" and although I know it's relevant for a birthday I have no idea wtf it means :lol: I always assumed it expressed a wish that they wouldn't be dying for a whi...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Things You Used Too Take Litterally

Posted: 27 Jul 2017, 11:52 am 

Replies: 40
Views: 1,294


It means they were not going to give you lunch if you are negative in your account. So let's say you ran out of lunch money they have in their computer system. You punch in your lunch ID number and your lunch account shows up and it says -$5.45. You can't have your lunch because you owe them money ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Things You Used Too Take Litterally

Posted: 27 Jul 2017, 11:48 am 

Replies: 40
Views: 1,294


Now I am confused about these idioms, can you explain what they actually mean? I'm not the person who posted this and I'm no native speaker, but I would think the confusion arose because the OP thought he had to bring a dog with him even though he didn't have one and that he had to show his passpor...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Things You Used Too Take Litterally

Posted: 27 Jul 2017, 9:08 am 

Replies: 40
Views: 1,294


I remember being struck by a notice in the London underground saying "Dogs must be carried on the escalator," and then by contrast at immigration a notice saying "Passports must be shown at the immigration desk." Language, and unspoken conventions, can be tricky sometimes! Anothe...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: A question about functioning

Posted: 23 Jul 2017, 2:18 pm 

Replies: 10
Views: 523


Do you think it is possible to be as functional as possible if you are not given help and support for your issues/problems? I guess to varying degrees we learn, subconsciously or otherwise, compensatory mechanisms, but I am not sure that is always enough . I think it depends to a large extent on fa...
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