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15 Apr 2024, 6:10 pm

Might autistic people be more likely to forget things under stress?
Why might this be?



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15 Apr 2024, 6:52 pm

I don't have an opinion, but I do have a question.

Do you mean:
\?/\?/1 Might autistic people be more likely to forget things under stress than NT people are?
or:
\?/\?/2 Might autistic people be more likely to forget things under stress than when they are not stressed?


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15 Apr 2024, 6:58 pm

People in general have poorer memory when stressed or agitated.

Autistic individuals seem to get stressed or agitated more easily than NTs.

Seems logical then, that autistic individuals might be more inclined to forget things when stressed or agitated, simply by being more easily stressed or agitated.



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15 Apr 2024, 7:37 pm

Double Retired wrote:
I don't have an opinion, but I do have a question.

Do you mean:
\?/\?/1 Might autistic people be more likely to forget things under stress than NT people are?
or:
\?/\?/2 Might autistic people be more likely to forget things under stress than when they are not stressed?


Well, both really...



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17 Apr 2024, 10:58 am

IMHO a combination of hyperfocusing on our interests and poor multitasking ability generally leads us to be atypically forgetful. In some cases not just things but basic needs like eating, sleeping, and relieving ourselves.


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