zondag 21 september 2008

How to put what I've already said into Scientific Blah Blah...

... whithout any real explanation of the when this happens, how this happens and what is the purpose of this happening. To me this is just another way of saying we see what it it, but how the heck it came to be, is a huge mystery!

Well, it is not surprising, because is completely blind and deaf. It is headless. It is a headless blind and deaf creature that all it can do is grope in the dark and silence! It pokes and scans, it tests and researches, but it is still blind and deaf. It does NOT know. One needs eyes and ears to be able to see and hear and know. It needs a head, a brain, a mind, a spirit.

This article was posted in the Aspie Women's group. Thought I'd share.

The Intense World Syndrome - an alternative hypothesis for autism

Henry Markram, Tania Rinaldi and Kamila Markram; Brain Mind Institute, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne,Switzerland

Review Editors: Joseph LeDoux, Center for Neural Science, New YorkUniversity, USA Jacqueline N. Crawley, Laboratory of Behavioral Neuroscience, National Institute of Mental Health, USA

Autism is a devastating neurodevelopmental disorder with apolygenetic predisposition that seems to be triggered by multipleenvironmental factors during embryonic and/or early postnatal life.

While significant advances have been made in identifying the neuronalstructures and cells affected, a unifying theory that could explainthe manifold autistic symptoms has still not emerged. Based on recentsynaptic, cellular, molecular, microcircuit, and behavioral resultsobtained with the valproic acid (VPA) rat model of autism, we proposehere a unifying hypothesis where the core pathology of the autisticbrain is hyper-reactivity and hyper-plasticity of local neuronalcircuits.

Such excessive neuronal processing in circumscribedcircuits is suggested to lead to hyper-perception, hyper-attention,and hyper-memory, which may lie at the heart of most autisticsymptoms. In this view, the autistic spectrum are disorders of hyper-functionality, which turns debilitating, as opposed to disorders ofhypo-functionality, as is often assumed. We discuss how excessiveneuronal processing may render the world painfully intense when theneocortex is affected and even aversive when the amygdala isaffected, leading to social and environmental withdrawal.

Excessiveneuronal learning is also hypothesized to rapidly lock down theindividual into a small repertoire of secure behavioral routines thatare obsessively repeated. We further discuss the key autisticneuropathologies and several of the main theories of autism and re-interpret them in the light of the hypothesized Intense WorldSyndrome.

And??? What is this crap??? Why are you just telling us something we all adult autistics already know and keep telling you??? You idiots, what is knew???

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