Autism and the Brain: Neurophenomenological Interpretation by Tatyana B Glezerman

By Tatyana B Glezerman

For years, the common presentation of autism—the developmental delays, the social and linguistic deficits—has been popular. regardless of nice version between young ones with this situation, definite indicators are thought of hallmarks of the sickness. much less understood is why those indicators come jointly to build autism. And as autism charges proceed to upward thrust, this data is ever extra very important to actual prognosis and treatment.

Autism and the Brain bargains solutions via displaying a brand new neuropsychology of the autistic spectrum, reviewing normal mind association, and referring to particular areas and constructions to express medical indicators. 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 additional reorganizes to compensate, explaining the varied behaviors between low- and high-functioning participants in addition to autistic savants. the result's a distinct three-d view of mind constitution, functionality, and pathology, with in-depth specialize in how the autistic brain:

Perceives the world.
is aware and makes use of words.
Perceives faces.
is familiar with spatial family and numbers.
knows emotions and registers emotions.
Perceives the self as break free others.
Acts within the world.

Challenging readers to re-think their assumptions, Autism and the Brain is leap forward studying for researchers, clinicians, and graduate scholars in fields as diversified as baby and adolescent psychiatry; scientific baby, tuition, and developmental psychology; neuroscience/neurobiology; detailed schooling and academic psychology; social paintings; conversation issues; and public health and wellbeing and policy.

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Moore and Price’s (1999) imaging studies suggest the semantic subregion3 of the left BA37 is positioned approximately 4 cm anterior to the subregion identified by the TMS study as important for object recognition in the left hemisphere. 2 This part of BA37 borders the occipital cortex; it is usually characterized as a transitional area and is phylogenetically older than the nucleus. 3 The “semantic subregion” corresponds to what in this book is referred to as the linguistic functions of the symbolic level in BA37.

Glass is transparent. Wood, if you wanted to look through it, you would have to make a hole in it. If one wants to beat on a piece of wood then one has to beat a long time until it breaks, unless it’s a dry twig. Then it would break easily. With the glass you need to hit only twice and then it’s broken [eight-year-old boy with autism] (Asperger, 1991, p. 54). Another boy, 7 years of age, answered the same question: “Glass breaks easily and wood doesn’t. Glass is a mass, wood is sappy and damp. It has marrow in the middle.

Is there any pattern of WM characteristic for people with autism, independent of age and degree of severity? Is there a pattern of WM characteristic for autism notwithstanding all variations in the clinical picture? 1 RH Situational Level and Word Meaning in Autism Below are examples of LFA’s explanations of WM from Kanner’s material (Kanner, 1943). Alfred, a 9-year-old boy: balloon: “[It] is made out of lined rubber and has air in it and some have gas and sometimes they go up in the air and sometimes they can hold up and when they got a hole in it they’ll bust up; if people squeeze they’ll bust” (p.

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