By Tatyana B Glezerman
For years, the common presentation of autism—the developmental delays, the social and linguistic deficits—has been renowned. regardless of nice version between childrens with this situation, convinced signs are thought of hallmarks of the affliction. much less understood is why those indicators come jointly to build autism. And as autism premiums proceed to upward thrust, this data is ever extra important to exact prognosis and treatment.
Autism and the Brain deals solutions by way of exhibiting a brand new neuropsychology of the autistic spectrum, reviewing normal mind association, and concerning particular areas and constructions to precise medical signs. the writer identifies deficiencies in parts of the left-hemisphere linked to the self and id as relevant to autism. From this first harm, the mind extra reorganizes to compensate, explaining the varied behaviors between low- and high-functioning participants in addition to autistic savants. the result's a different 3-dimensional view of mind constitution, functionality, and pathology, with in-depth specialise in how the autistic brain:
Perceives the world.
is familiar with and makes use of words.
knows spatial family and numbers.
is aware emotions and registers emotions.
Perceives the self as become independent from others.
Acts within the world.
Challenging readers to re-think their assumptions, Autism and the Brain is leap forward examining for researchers, clinicians, and graduate scholars in fields as various as baby and adolescent psychiatry; scientific baby, college, and developmental psychology; neuroscience/neurobiology; detailed schooling and academic psychology; social paintings; conversation problems; and public well-being and policy.
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Extra resources for Autism and the Brain: Neurophenomenological Interpretation
1 for details). 6 Cerebral Organization of Word Meaning and Autism 33 Interhemispheric interaction at the symbolic level is a constant in the development of WM. As in the gnostic–praxic level where the topological scheme on the left “develops” the whole object image within the VSS in the right hemisphere, so at the symbolic level, the categorical component “reveals” symbolic systems on the right. 6 Cerebral Organization of Word Meaning and Autism Now we can move on to analyze WM in autistic individuals.
A remains A, but at the same time it is B and vice versa. The identified entities are interchangeable. Evidence for RH identification can be found in certain cultures, where RH associations are not only externalized but embodied in societal rules and ceremonies. For example, nineteenth-century observers of a native American tribe recorded that its members claimed to be human beings and red parrots at the same time (Levy-Bruhl, 1930). It is not that they would turn into red parrots after death.
His errors were not by chance, but words similar to the target word by meaning, thus the target word and its replacement (paraphasia) were from the same semantic field. This type of paraphasia and ability to name the object by sound prompting suggests a problem in word meaning, not in word sound. ” Patient P: “I forgot… second…” Patient P: “Aren’t the pictures in the purse? ” (Glezerman, 1983, p. 165). Autists have no such difficulties as did this patient of mine. 17 Even in Kanner’s material on LFA (some of them mute) an understanding of the functional meaning of objects remained intact.
Autism and the Brain: Neurophenomenological Interpretation by Tatyana B Glezerman