New Test For Neurological Variation

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Postby davidbanner99@ » Thu Oct 15, 2020 9:31 pm

"What I don't understand, with his extraordinary memory, is why he is (as you say) "unteachable."

Answer is: 99 per cent of people learn through the process of interaction with other people. You will find most people need someone to "personally" transmit knowledge. Mother, father, teacher, friends.
Asperger children had a complete emotional blockade. They don't react to praise or rebuke by changing their resonse or conduct. The part of communication based on emotional imput is blanked out. That leads to all around failure to respond to usual educational mechanisms. That's why the Asperger children were removed from regular school.
However, a percentage of these children were all the same intelligent. Some went deep into their own world and learned what interested them. Not what others dictated but what they had an interest in. Being cut off from the world around them, the children evolved highly individual thought mechanisms. As if when you have myopia, your hearing compensates.
Asperger realised part of this could be of value. It regulates excessive rote-learning and sticking to one path. We need deviation from normality.
What's been lost though is the fact these children were still highly problematic. Asperger believed only a minority could stand a chance of having any future.
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Postby davidbanner99@ » Thu Oct 15, 2020 9:56 pm

A good way to detect Asperger's is via mimicry. Till recently I never understood the term. Basically, it means how facial expression reflects emotion. I started to study this when I watched my Dallas DVD boxsets. I notice women tend to use greater mimicry. Smiling and rapid eye fluctuation. Each emotional impulse causes facial movement.
With Asperger Disorder normally facial expression is deadpan. Eyes are unexpressive. Overall, the face is a mask. The person talks into space and not "to" someone.
And that's not all. There is voice modulation. A normal person injects tone and pitch into speech. Whereas Asperger speech would be monotone and flat. Overall effect is robotic.
In truth for me, if it's classic Asperger Disorder, I can detect it pretty quickly. Even to a layman something will be evident or very *odd" from the outset. I know one guy who often shops where I live and I would be pretty sure he is Aspergic. The female shop staff find him very "creepy" and his facial expression is weak and flat. Also excessively polite and awkward. His biggest mistake is to stare at one of the girls he finds attractive but unaware it's too obvious.
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