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16 Jan 2009, 1:41 am

I have noticed that about my self before, it seems my eyes will move across every word, and about a page or two later I realize I didn't read anything. I thought this at first to only happen to myself, and then while being in class, my teacher explained to the class that he does this, and he was as NT as can be. I never really have told anyone that I do this, and he brought it up on his own.

So I suppose this is not an AS only trait, but then again there may be a difference as to how or why we do it, as compared to them.

The effect is looking at the words and not reading anything without realizing it until later, the cause, well that could be different from an NT as compared to someone with with AS.



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16 Jan 2009, 2:30 am

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yeah i do it during movies too! and that combined with face blindness, people hate watching movies with me......lol they say i keep asking too many questions like... wait what just happened, i wasnt payingattention to that last part, or hey is this guy the main character? (because hes wearing different clothes).....



oooh...I so have this problem too!! 8O



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16 Jan 2009, 3:09 am

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i notice that sometimes when i read a book that i start spacing out while i'm reading and i keep on reading while i'm completely spaced out, not paying attention to a single word. its like thw words go in one ear, and out the other. and then i have to go back and reread the stuff i "missed".... One time, i read an entire book and when i finished the last page, i realized that i had been spacing out since page 3! i tried to open the book at random places to convince myself that i really was paying attention and maybe i just forgot, but all the characters names and the plot and everything was new to me, as if i never read it before.... but i was turning the pages after i finished each page, so i must have been reading it right? i was laughing so hard after i realized what i did! lol Did this ever happen to any of you? or did u ever hear of such a thing happening?


breaking down waht you are reading and applying to your life or the world around might help. at least that is what I do :)


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16 Jan 2009, 4:12 am

yes it happens to me too.But it doesnt worry me at all.



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17 Jan 2009, 7:01 pm

I have phases with books as with everything - I go through phases of really wanting to read but when I do read I either read way to fast and skip over the words to quickly to absorb anything I read...

...or I slow down to try to take it in but then get stuck on the same line or paragraph at most and something makes me get to the end of the line or paragraph and then start over from the beginning of it and it can take ages to get through just one page.

It's a real shame because I really want to read more but because of these things it's hard to continue paying attention and I have rarely finished whole books.

It's also no good for me to just read a few pages here and there with some time inbetween because I will just forget everything, making it pointless.

With movies I find it very hard not to 'zone out' even watching my favourite movies and even if I have watched them several times I can never really relay the story line to people like others seem to be able to do. If asked my favourite movie I would probably sound like a lier because I would probably appear to not know it very well at all - at least not in a generalized way.



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14 Feb 2009, 8:38 pm

are there any good treatments out there to cure these disorders?



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14 Feb 2009, 8:41 pm

Arkansas wrote:
are there any good treatments out there to cure these disorders?


If there was, there wouldn't be a WP for all of us, as we wouldn't need it.



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14 Feb 2009, 11:13 pm

Oh, all the time. It's very normal, happens to everyone. I secretly think all the kids at my university do this. They read but they don't read. It's worse to never realize at all.

(Btw, I know this is normal because Tolstoy described it perfectly in Anna Karenina. This happens when you're distracted by your thoughts.)

I just do something else, like write, until I feel like reading again.



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15 Feb 2009, 3:14 pm

I often space out while reading a book, but I don't continue reading while I do it. I often start reading and then my imagination goes off and instead of continuing to read I find myself imagining what happens next.



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15 Feb 2009, 3:20 pm

i once read the entire first lord of the rings book not taking in any of it :lol:
im a rubbish reader though and if i was taking it in it would of taken me yeaars



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15 Feb 2009, 4:44 pm

MegaAndy wrote:
i once read the entire first lord of the rings book not taking in any of it :lol:
im a rubbish reader though and if i was taking it in it would of taken me yeaars


Not your fault I'm sure. That book reads like stereo instructions :D I tried a couple of times and couldn't get past chapter 2



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16 Apr 2010, 10:58 am

It used to happen more often when I had to read some books at school. Now I read only what I like and sometimes get completly lost in a book and I love it! :)


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16 Apr 2010, 1:48 pm

This is veeerry common, AS or NT, I'm pretty sure it's a universal thing :P


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22 Apr 2010, 12:35 am

yes. i'll "read" pages and pages and realize i've failed to actually read anything.

occasionally when i notice this i can do the same thing i do when i noticed i've spaced out on part of a conversation, and retroactively read / hear something i missed. but not pages worth - just maybe half a paragraph. (with speech i can do this for maybe one sentence. recognize someone said something to me a minute ago, then hear it. don't ask me how this works, but i do it.)

so obviously i am absorbing it on some level, just not a conscious one.


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23 Apr 2010, 4:43 pm

bonez wrote:
i notice that sometimes when i read a book that i start spacing out while i'm reading and i keep on reading while i'm completely spaced out, not paying attention to a single word. its like thw words go in one ear, and out the other. and then i have to go back and reread the stuff i "missed"....



Happens frequently for me when i read a book. But then i read fast and that compensate for it so it takes about as much time for me to "plow through" a book as an NT.

Could be a sign of ADD.


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