Thursday, April 7, 2011

Autism

Autistic people seem to have extraordinary skills of remembering and drawing objects in detail from memory. Scientists say in autistic people the brains are organised differently from those of other people; the area at the back of the brain, which processes visual information, is more highly developed. That may be why people with autism can be better than others at carrying out some types of visual tasks. On the contrary, other brain areas are less active which leaves less brain capacity in areas which deal with decision-making and planning.

There was news couple weeks ago about this 12-year-old mildly autistic genius who is now studying at Indiana University-Purdue University. It has been said that also Albert Einstein and Isaac Newton may have suffered from a type of autism, Asperger's Syndrome.

You can read the whole article from BBC here.


14 comments:

  1. Half my family got Asperger's Syndrome. I don't know about myself..

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  2. I, too, have Asperger's Syndrome. When I tell people this, they generally see this as a blessing. Believe me, it's not.

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  3. I know it isn't a blessing, it's a disorder after all. Hang in there! And keep focusing on the things you like!

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  4. Huh. So THAT'S how it works eh?

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  5. Haha, don't worry about me, but thanks for worrying ;)

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  6. Wow. I wish I was austistic....

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  7. My ex girlfriend had Asperger too. I even went to some Asperger camp with her. That camp was crazy I tell you.

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  8. The are extremely smart. But at the same time retarded.

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  9. Intresting. Didn't know that Newton and Albert had a asperger's syndrome.

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  10. I also have mild Asperger, but you learn to live with it.

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  11. My cousin is austistic, not badly effected but you can see it in his interaction with other kids.

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