[The following is a guest article by Illuminaticatblog. Views expressed do not necessarily reflect those of Pumpkin Person]
The most associated myth of autism is that it is a theory of mind deficit. That people with autism cannot understand other people and that they are highly focused on narrow interests. The DSM-5 defines autism as a developmental disorder. But what does that mean? Before there was a neuroscience-based approach to autism people just said that people who are stupid socially were autistic. That they were only interested in things, not people. The reality is that autism is a neurological metabolic problem. Too many connections exist that do not go away fast enough.
The clinical vs psychiatric disorder of autism is simple. Clinical autism as said has too many connections that do not prune away. This creates sensitivity. When an autistic person processes stimuli they get overwhelmed. The signals become overly dense. And this means that outside data becomes too much. Attention in working memory overflows. It is just too much.
In the free energy principle, it is signal density that determines if a person is typically average, autistic, or schizo. Schizos have sparse density signals. In the model, signals fail to propagate and so the schizo needs to be overly stimulated to get their cognitive processes to work. The reason schizos are delusional is that when the signals fail to propagate weird associates form in the brain. Their brain fails to link cause and effect in the right way because of a delay when the signals come together. It makes it so magic becomes real and the mind can cause the environment and people to read your thoughts and act for or against you.
The part of the brain that represents a person’s theory of mind is the right temporal parietal junction. The temporal lobe recognizes objects that move and the parietal lobe recognizes objects in space. They both through the junction use the frontal lobes and emotional limbic system to make judgments on what to do when people act. The medial frontal lobes have to do with the self so together they find a person’s relationship with others as they move in space. In autism, kids with extreme clinical autism may or may not have this area of their brain damaged.
What signifies that an autistic person has a deficit in their theory of mind is when the extreme case happens that they fail to watch other people. They fail because they have too much happening inside themselves to gather an understanding of why people do things naturally. In the schizo, they have an obsessive fixation with people. But fail to connect why people do what they do for the opposite reasons of neglect. Rember that the schizo thinks others can read their mind. And that there is a reason for what people do all the time. They believe every action a person does is intentional. They begin to hallucinate what others are thinking when in reality other people’s motivations are usually unconscious to themselves. People rationalize why they do what they do 95% of the time because they had no true reason for what they did. It is either a hidden emotion or a subconscious urge.
When autism is diagnosed via the DSM it is often done as an excuse for the doctors to label patients because they do not know the cause of the deficits. There may be abuse in the family or school and the kid has shut down. they may be getting the wrong kinds of foods in their diet. They may have executive problems and or low intelligence. Many things can cause symptoms of clinical autism and that is why psychiatry is not a science. It only observes the outside and not the inside. And clinical autism has a gradient o severity. It is not all autism or nothing. Neuron growth happens at different rates in children’s brains so it takes more than observations to rule out clinical autism.
More than half of autism diagnoses can be attributed to neglect and diet. Functional medicine has been shown to cure “autism” in cases where children are evaluated genetically and biochemically. In true clinical autism people have been evaluated to have regulation problems and so have been given pharmaceuticals that balance the signal density to release the processes of overstimulation. In schizophrenia, doctors observe that brains have thining in grey matter and metabolically why propagation fails to reach through the entire brain. they have also been given pharmaceuticals that enhance signal regulation. Often these experimental treatments have stopped neurodegeneration.
In conclusion, schizophrenia, and autism are caused by a failure of the brain to self-regulate. Autism has high-density signals and schizos have low-density signals that fail to propagate. This causes schizos to seek out stimulation and autists to block out and shut down. Schizos are overly fixated on people and hallucinate their intentions and autists cannot pay attention because people overwhelm them. This is a spectrum so neither autists nor schizos fully have on or off deficits in theory of mind. Self-regulation can be restored with the right interventions.
The Philosopher said:
This article was written by someone with extreme autism who doesn’t have the basic self awareness to interpret what isn’t autism or is autism and so he just regurgitated some medical article. Idiot.
youre an idiot. and Pumpkin is a megalomaniacal fool who keeps deleting my comments.
you two deserve each other!
pill: you have autism
my nonverbal IQ other than numerical isnt very high. spatial is okay but couldve been a lot better!
i was destined to have a 125 nonverbal and a 140 verbal tbh. imagine how much of a beast i would be if i had a higher IQ than my measly 115 rn.
my social IQ is waaaay up there tho i have a social IQ of about 140 in my observation.
Numerical is not non-verbal. Arithmetic subtest is included in the formal verbal IQ category and the newer working memory category.
i knew that i was just saying to clarify 4 other readers. thanks anyways.
i destroy people at Madden nonetheless with my unimpressive 100 spatial IQ. i dont even need a test to know im good at certain things. like very unusually good.
im a great thinker a philosopher. a KING!
the Governor of the state i used to live in visited the school i graduated from for their commencement ceremony.
guess i chose the right school but at the wrong time or something. i didnt even get a chance to attend graduation and i graduated with a 2.0 and i cant find a job!
fuck that! college is a scam! thanks (school redacted by LOADED)
The Philosopher said:
Why did you redact his alma matar?
i self redacted it hence what i wrote retard. self meaning myself. meaning i dont want you idiots to know!
Anime wouldnt like you censoring comments on his guest post Pumpkin so mightve as well not do it? lol.
PP, I have looked at the wikipedia table for WAIS-R battery subtest correlations (here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/G_factor_(psychometrics)#Cognitive_ability_testing) and an image of the WAIS-III subtest correlations (here: https://qph.cf2.quoracdn.net/main-qimg-44151b25418c656f9e20c4cf63c86670-pjlq).
There are some commonalities like vocabulary – information subtests having the highest correlations and the Digit-Span – object assembly subtests having the lowest correlations.
However, I have noticed that the correlations between WAIS-III subtests are normally higher with a few exceptions in comparison to the correlations between WAIS-R subtests. Why do you think this is the case?
Probably because increased reliability.
Do you think this increase continued on to WAIS-IV and also the most recent version of WAIS.
The WAIS-IV is the most recent version. Hard to say if the trend continued because the WAIS-IV is a flawed test in many ways. For example one subtest has no time limit but you’re supposed to ask them if have an answer if they take more than 30 seconds unless they establish a pattern of taking a long time. I hate this because a lot of people will feel rushed and guess and those who don’t feel rushed will score better. Also, deciding who shows a pattern of taking a long time is a judgement call which introduces error.
There’s also all kinds of vague rules on the verbal subtests about when to probe answers and when not to and if you probe when you’re not supposed to, you’ll inflate someone’s scores.
That sounds like WAIS-III is more standard and measured.
>basic self awareness
It is weird that pills doctors think he is schizo just because he is an antisemite. [redacted by pp, 2023-05-21] I think they feel sorry for him.
Basically, I have an impulse control pill that does not. His social judgment sucks. So tells people things he should keep private. It’s embarrassing to his doctors: “Look at him, his father was impaired mentally and his mother kept silent”, “He always fails at his jobs and has no purpose”, and “It is our own white guilt that allows us to empathize”.
Pill probably has an IQ above 130. It is not his intelligence but his overall motivations that are his problem. Being on welfare is not fun, especially for one so smart. But Pill cannot overcome his sloth and lethargy. yet he believes he is above everyone else. He is better than them even if his family background is trite.
So Pill is self-absorbed with no social connections that bring true meaning to him. He is bereaved of the fact that no one can see the truth. Everyone is an idiot. Pats on the head for them. pats on puppy’s head. he is so cute trying so hard in the way Pill cannot not. Ravenclaw has a soft spot for Gryffindor. Yet Hufflepuff, they are so kind and unassuming that they have autism, like all of Pill’s friends in real life. But who is it that Pill can’t stand is Slytherin. Everyone cannot see they are fooling everyone, no one can see the true threat in Pill’s mind.
How high and mighty Ravencals can see the way things actually are. Superior to all else. Yet separate from everyone else. Who is this Hufflepuff to claim they know more than Pill does? Who is he to know the ways of the world as Pill does? A baby Slytherin would eat him for breakfast. Oh you autistic Hufflepuff, what a joke, you think you know more than me of the house of Ravenclaw? Where do you get the nerve? I fly in the air and you dig in the ground. What do you know? I eat snakes and snakes eat you. Idiot.
So noble, so refined Ravenclaw is. But his pride is wounded. His parents were daft and his friend failed him. Because they were ignorant. The only way to survive is to fly high and see it all. I will not be caught in a net on the ground. And I will not be fooled. I am the best. I am the apex. No one contends with my sight.
The Philosopher said:
You have autism:
1. Can’t see images in his mind. Check.
2. Socially incompetent at age 35. Check.
3. Very sensitive. Check.
4. No fashion sense. Check.
5. Talks like a robot. Check.
6. Can’t detect sarcasm. Check.
7. Can’t make people laugh on purpose. Check.
8. Obsessed with 1 thing. Check.
9. Sexually non-existent. Check.
10. Loves technology. Check.
I can ignore you because you are Irish.
All that stuff is subjective to you.
pp is right you are way too stupid for his blog.
im not autistic at all but people call me autistic. autism shouldnt even exist socially and biologically and psychologically as well as medically.
the term is so outdated anyways!
The Philosopher said:
No its objective. Every single item.
i think you have autism Pill. just a tad bit but you definitely have all ten of those traits 2 ngl.
I can say trees are green and because they are green that makes trees animals and I am being just as “objective” as you are pill.
like loaded said autism is an outdated term.
why do you keep censoring my comments man? theyre not even that bad!
Aeoli Pera said:
Not a bad little theory.
Pumpkin never ceases to surprise me!