Feats of Autism


Cat Malogen
That’s what happens when I try and highlight and paste. Ere you go

A colleague takes a couple of very very placid dogs on palliative care units. The universality of living things connecting is something to behold


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  • Learning to read at a very early age (known as hyperlexia).
  • Memorising and learning information quickly.
  • Thinking and learning in a visual way.
  • Logical thinking ability.
  • May excel (if able) in academic areas such as science, engineering and mathematics as they are technical and logical subjects that do not heavily rely on social interaction.
  • Having an extraordinarily good memory (being able to remember facts for a long period of time).
  • Being precise and detail orientated.
  • Exceptional honesty and reliability.
  • Being dependable in regards to schedules and routines.
  • Having an excellent sense of direction.
  • Be very punctual.
  • Strong adherence to rules.
  • Able to concentrate for long periods of time when motivated.
  • A drive for perfection and order.
  • A capability for alternate problem solving.
  • A rare freshness and sense of wonderment.
im literally the opposite of autistic which i have decided is also a kind of disorder i should be celebrated for


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my uncle Burt taught autisitics most of his adult life and he said you could put on trans-europe express and they would all
start rocking in unison


in je ogen waait de wind
my uncle Burt taught autisitics most of his adult life and he said you could put on trans-europe express and they would all
start rocking in unison
autistic people love trains maybe that's why they love that song so much.


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My last girlfriend had autism and bi polar. She told me after a few days towards the start of the relationship and I wouldn't have known had she not told me. She spoke several languages including fluent Hungarian. I thought she was a Honey Trap sent by MI5 to monitor me. She was very smart. Turns out she had some quirky habits including being a maniac on the dance floor, tailgating when driving and going to sleep with regularity in a spotless bedroom with no distractions.

She left me the day after I put a film on called Someone To Watch Over Me as we were going to sleep at mine. She woke up in the morning and just left me. I asked her, "maybe it was your bipolar?". She told me, "no, it was my bipolar when I got with you". Much to my combined amusement and devastation.


bandz ahoy
"Why do we like the music we do? Research has shown that musical preferences and personality are linked, yet little is known about other influences on preferences such as cognitive styles.

To address this gap, we investigated how individual differences in musical preferences are explained by the empathizing-systemizing (E-S) theory.

Study 1 examined the links between empathy and musical preferences across four samples. By reporting their preferential reactions to musical stimuli, samples 1 and 2 (Ns = 2,178 and 891) indicated their preferences for music from 26 different genres, and samples 3 and 4 (Ns = 747 and 320) indicated their preferences for music from only a single genre (rock or jazz).

Results across samples showed that empathy levels are linked to preferences even within genres and account for significant proportions of variance in preferences over and above personality traits for various music-preference dimensions.

Study 2 (N = 353) replicated and extended these findings by investigating how musical preferences are differentiated by E-S cognitive styles (i.e., ‘brain types’). Those who are type E (bias towards empathizing) preferred music on the Mellow dimension (R&B/soul, adult contemporary, soft rock genres) compared to type S (bias towards systemizing) who preferred music on the Intense dimension (punk, heavy metal, and hard rock).

Analyses of fine-grained psychological and sonic attributes in the music revealed that type E individuals preferred music that featured low arousal (gentle, warm, and sensual attributes), negative valence (depressing and sad), and emotional depth (poetic, relaxing, and thoughtful), while type S preferred music that featured high arousal (strong, tense, and thrilling), and aspects of positive valence (animated) and cerebral depth (complexity). The application of these findings for clinicians, interventions, and those on the autism spectrum (largely type S or extreme type S) are discussed."


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My lasts girlfriend, I remember her blasting Steps 5 6 7 8 driving around Stratford upon Avon. On our first night out she wanted to go out in Brum so I took her to Digbeth thinking the Custard Factory or the Sanctuary were still open. Turns out it's been years since I've been out and they're now closed so I called my mate and he said go to this pub called Subside. Turns out it is a Goth venue, even more Goth like than I remember The Flapper being. And her being from Brighton I don't think she'd seen anything like it before. Her face just dropped when we walked in and we ended up going to a cheese club on Broad Street where she had a bit of a boogie as I think she just wanted something we could 'pull' to when dancing.


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saw a convincing study (convnicing in that i have chosen to be convinced by it) that said skyrocketing rates of autism
since the 80s are caused by watching television/screens from a young age


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Runs in families to a remarkable degree. I like to think at some point they stopped throwing us down wells before we could breed, so now we're just ramping up to eventually outnumbering everyone else, at which point we will take over. I'm on my third child now. The first has a diagnosis, the second is seeking one, and the third's a two-year-old so it's really too early to tell, although she's a rampant extrovert so I'm not holding my breath.