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 renowned. regardless of nice edition between young ones with this , convinced signs are thought of hallmarks of the ailment. much less understood is why those signs come jointly to build autism. And as autism charges proceed to upward thrust, this data is ever extra very important to actual analysis and treatment.

Autism and the Brain bargains solutions by means of exhibiting a brand new neuropsychology of the autistic spectrum, reviewing basic mind association, and referring to particular areas and constructions to precise medical signs. the writer identifies deficiencies in components of the left-hemisphere linked to the self and identification as crucial to autism. From this first harm, the mind additional reorganizes to compensate, explaining the various behaviors between low- and high-functioning members in addition to autistic savants. the result's a different three-d 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.
Perceives faces.
knows spatial family members and numbers.
is familiar with emotions and registers emotions.
Perceives the self as cut loose others.
Acts within the world.

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

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The PC does not store information, but it has access to and can wield for its purposes any information stored in the posterior brain. Like a librarian who has labels for each shelved book and can retrieve any as needed, the frontal lobe takes necessary information from the archives of the posterior brain, bringing it “on-line” to unfold in time and “read” (operate with) it. During any such operation by the PC, there will be a substantial activation in the posterior counterpart as well. Indeed, during visual memory task in monkeys there is concurrent and sustained activation of cell assemblies in the PC and in the inferotemporal, visual memory cortex (Fuster, 2002).

It has been called visual situational-symbolic thought (Glezerman & Balkoski, 1999). Identification, then, is the main organizing principle of RH processing. What exactly is identification? Or, what does it mean to be identified? , 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).

Identification, then, is the main organizing principle of RH processing. What exactly is identification? Or, what does it mean to be identified? , 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).

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