Autistic Cognitive Profile

Sensory Processing Disorder verses Autism

ShareWhat is the difference between Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) and Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD)? People with SPD & ASD exhibit difficulties with high-level tasks involving the integration of different brain areas. Specifically, both disorders result from transmission glitches in the long distance neural pathways that connect different brain areas. Excellent connections result in smooth perceptions …

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Discovering the Moon – the atypical brain

ShareWhen I was eleven years old, living in Albuquerque, NM, I witnessed a total eclipse of the moon. Let me preface this by saying, the sky in New Mexico is different than anywhere else I’ve been. There is something that goes beyond its cluster of fine qualities; more than just being bluer, having more stars, …

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Tyler Cowen – The Autistic Cognitive Profile

ShareThe podcast The Marketplace of Ideas is a very reliable source for innovative thinking. About every fourth show the host, Colin Marshall, interviews someone who shines light in a dark corner, or on something ordinary that yields exciting new information. In 2009 (08/06/09 to be exact) on the Marketplace of Ideas podcast, Colin Marshall conducted …

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ShareYears ago, the first time I heard about my bizarre sensory symptoms was in something I read about autism. I immediately wondered if I was autistic. But autism includes: Difficulty communicating A lack of ability to read social cues Poor eye contact  I communicate just fine when I’m not in a situation that taxes my …

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Random Design Flaws?

ShareSymptoms like motion sickness and no sense of direction sound like random design flaws. However, in the context of Sensory Processing Disorder, they fit like pieces in a cognitive puzzle.