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Interesting article on Autism as advantage

I do not think we should read too much into this but it is an interesting article. It proposes that autism may have some situational advantages in a hunter gatherer culture.


http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases...0603122849.htm

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Re: Interesting article on Autism as advantage

pretty interesting, though im not really sure what to think of the website... seems to be a lot of unproven claims flying around there, but thats just my thoughts, don't take them too seriously
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pretty interesting, though im not really sure what to think of the website... seems to be a lot of unproven claims flying around there, but thats just my thoughts, don't take them too seriously
If you are talking about ScienceDaily, it is legitimate and is a compilation of science press releases.

You have to take these with some caution as many are written by the public affairs people rather than scientists but it is considered useful in keeping somewhat in touch with what is going on in science as long as you do not expect any real depth. Not all research will be listed here just what the universities and research facilities deem worthy of a press release. They are usually fairly good in reporting with reasonable accuracy what they have been told and do refer back to the original source.

When I was working, I used to read it once or twice a week to see what was being reported on ADHD and other issues. Handy for that.

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Re: Interesting article on Autism as advantage

Food for thought. I don't have any real experience with older people who have autism, and it's difficult to extrapolate what my granddaughter would do as an adult in a different society.
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It's awfully speculative.
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It's awfully speculative.
Totally, but interesting nonetheless. Some of the older adolescent high functioning autistic spectrum males I have talked to might fit well into the scenario of the solitary hunter and that is what piqued my interest

I do not expect this article will have a lot of impact but I thought it was an interesting speculation. Then again a lot of things that are quite interesting to me are not to others. It is amazing how often that happens -grin.

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Re: Interesting article on Autism as advantage

very true. autsims are super in most areas of intelligence for what they may lack in other areas. i know a few autistics and theyre really smart and stuffs. naturally ive been thought to have all sorts of crap, but it turns out im not, i just have autistic tendencies! but it seems autism and adhd live side by side considering both's usage in hunter-gatherer peoples. interesting speculations resume and arise
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