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January 4, 2015 at 12:17 pm

Happy New Year!

Here is a nice article about autism (2013), specifically, the “Intense World” theory of autism which basically considers autism to be explained by overstimulation of the senses.

https://medium.com/matter/the-boy-whose-brain-could-unlock-autism-70c3d64ff221

Sample quote from the article: “As the Markrams see it, if autism results from a hyper-responsive brain, the most sensitive brains are actually the most likely to be disabled by our intense world. But if autistic people can learn to filter the blizzard of data, especially early in life, then those most vulnerable to the most severe autism might prove to be the most gifted of all.”

Feel free to agree or disagree with the article, and/or discuss your experience with autism.

Clark