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14 May 2012, 4:25 pm

I started watching Mozart and the Whale and I realized that the guy in the movie, Donald, when he is looking around he notices things and makes combinations and associations in his mind, which is also what I do. I do it at home and also when I am sitting somewhere in public. While seeing him in the movie, I realize that when I am doing this my eyes must be moving in a way that must come across as very bizarre to other people. I also noticed how he uses his hands and arms and I use mine the same way and now I realize that I must look very different in public at times. In fact the other night I moved my body to the music at a bar and a man said to me "what did you just do?" to which I replied "I was being myself" and I laughed it off.
Anyway, do u have the same thing? do you look around and make combinations all the time and observe lines, numbers,colors etc and if so, when in public are you consciously controlling and limiting your eye movements and hand/arm positions?



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14 May 2012, 4:57 pm

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While seeing him in the movie, I realize that when I am doing this my eyes must be moving in a way that must come across as very bizarre to other people.


I'm not quite sure what my eyes do, but I've noticed folks with ADHD or some fellow aspies whose eyes move around quite a bit. It appears they lack focus or have an "out-there" kind of quality to them.



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14 May 2012, 6:57 pm

whoa, I'm not sure what you wrote, it was confusing

but I know I look around a lot, and I count things(or make note of the number of things, for example: I'm in a hospital cafeteria and I notice there are 6 hanging lights, 6 box florescent lights, 4 little round ceiling lights, and 8 vents, ect.)

so I imagine I must look weird, looking around at everything and mouthing the numbers as I do so. most of the stuff I count is on the ceiling, so I'm often looking up.


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14 May 2012, 6:58 pm

I wondered that too recently, what do I look like when I'm off in space or tracing edges. it was easy to work out, I just video taped myself. It is pretty dramatic with my eyes darting round all over the place, so yes pretty freaky.

I don't actually do that very much in front of other people, I tend to just focus on a thing such as a pen lid or a word and completely freeze my eyes.

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14 May 2012, 8:16 pm

Much of the time I am paying very little attention where I am looking, focusing more on mental imagery and such.

This has irritated countless people when they think I'm staring at them.



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14 May 2012, 8:20 pm

I tend to randomly move my eyes all over the place constantly scanning my surroundings other times i will just look at the ground as I walk. It kind of helps me keep calm to a sence but be constantly focused on my surroundings also to prevent sensory overloads or spacing out depending on the environment.


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14 May 2012, 8:33 pm

From my perspective, my eyes are constantly roving, but I have no idea how it looks from the outside, no idea if it's noticeable. I'm not much of a counter just for the sake of counting, but if I see numbers, I start doing little math operations on them, adding them, dividing, that type of thing. It's really irritating when I have something I should be focusing on because my mind is constantly manipulating the numbers whether I want to or not. And when there aren't numbers, I do similar things with words and sentences. For instance, looking at a sentence on a billboard, I end up counting the letters and spaces so I can find the figure or space that is the middle of the sentence, the fulcrum of symmetry if you will. Or if say a sentence has an odd number of words, like 3 or 5, i cut the sentence in half and count how many letters I'd have to add to one side or the other to make them symmetrical. In case you didn't notice, I have huge issues with symmetry and constantly striving to achieve it in everything I observe. But to answer your last question, no I don't expend effort trying to control my eye movements, unless there is something specific I should be focusing on. For me, its kind of a mental stimming when I'm out in public, it's a lot easier focusing on random letters and numbers than the people around me.


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15 May 2012, 3:00 am

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how do u move your eyes?


I believe it's done by utilising certain of my facial muscles.


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15 May 2012, 3:19 am

Who_Am_I wrote:
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how do u move your eyes?


I believe it's done by utilising certain of my facial muscles.


:lol: :lol: :lol: bravo sir, bravo


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15 May 2012, 3:29 am

Ataraxis wrote:
Who_Am_I wrote:
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how do u move your eyes?


I believe it's done by utilising certain of my facial muscles.


:lol: :lol: :lol: bravo sir, bravo


I'm not a sir. :P


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15 May 2012, 4:43 am

Who_Am_I wrote:
Ataraxis wrote:
Who_Am_I wrote:
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how do u move your eyes?


I believe it's done by utilising certain of my facial muscles.


:lol: :lol: :lol: bravo sir, bravo


I'm not a sir. :P


Sorry, I don't really use the word sir with any gender distinction. :) I call my females friends that as well, it's more a label of respect, especially in the application of wit. I don't use ma'am cause that just brings to mind something like a "Little House on the Prairie" school marm. :oops:


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15 May 2012, 5:58 am

Ataraxis wrote:
Who_Am_I wrote:
Ataraxis wrote:
Who_Am_I wrote:
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how do u move your eyes?


I believe it's done by utilising certain of my facial muscles.


:lol: :lol: :lol: bravo sir, bravo


I'm not a sir. :P


Sorry, I don't really use the word sir with any gender distinction. :) I call my females friends that as well, it's more a label of respect, especially in the application of wit. I don't use ma'am cause that just brings to mind something like a "Little House on the Prairie" school marm. :oops:


I see. :) Well, call me "sir" all you like then.


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15 May 2012, 7:14 am

I think I must look shifty. My eyes dart around all over the place, 'casing the joint'.


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15 May 2012, 7:35 am

Hmm, I'm not sure what I do with my eyes. I'll have to try to be more aware and get back to you.


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15 May 2012, 7:56 am

I "see" everything at once. My eyes move strangely. They flicker around a lot and skip around and take in more than they should. I never noticed this until I was in my late teens and started studying neuropsychology extensively. But I have a very fast reaction time and very fast processing speed, and it seems that it's mostly related with how I "see" everything at once and then have to actually focus on a small section of a scene. I think this is why (along with my OCD need to understand ALL words) I take so long to read important information. My eyes start reading paragraphs or sentences in the future text rather than staying settled on one line/word. It's also why I have always skipped around while taking tests, especially multiple choice tests. I start with the first question, and my eyes just naturally move to questions in the future.


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15 May 2012, 1:46 pm

I have ADHD and get distracted a lot so my eyes and head move about a lot. or sometimes when I am lost in my thoughts I look dead and unresponsive. I get distracted very fast and very often. now-a-days meditation seems to be helping me to stay focussed.