Autism as an Intellectual Lens

Rowland D (2020). Autism as an Intellectual Lens. Journal of Neurology, Psychiatry, and Brain Research: JNPBR-142 https://kosmospublishers.com/issue-01-journal-of-neurology-psychiatry-and-brain-research/ ABSTRACT: There is an inherent neurophysiological difference in how the autistic brain processes

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A Need to Redefine Autism

David Rowland. A Need to Redefine Autism. J Neurol Neurophysiol, 2020, 11(1), 001-004 https://www.iomcworld.org/open-access/a-need-to-redefine-autism.pdf ABSTRACT: Currently, one in 59 children (1.7%) are being diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). During

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Litmus Test for Autism

© David Rowland Hyperfocus is the unique and defining causal state of autism that creates all of its observed characteristics.  Hyperfocus prevents someone from dividing attention between two thought patterns

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Autistic Adults may be Emotionally Abused in Relationships

by David Rowland Autistic people cannot feel emotion. We have to process our emotions intellectually, a process that can take days, years, or even decades. Being unable to feel makes

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Autism Breakthrough in Neurophysiology

Autism is simply a specialized way of thinking and interacting with the world. It is characterized by perpetual hyperfocus – i.e., intense mental concentration fixated on one thought pattern at

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Autism and Fearlessness

Autistic people are the only ones on the planet who are incapable of experiencing fear. If you meet someone who has never felt any kind of fear in his entire

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Trauma Induced Autism:  Rare or Commonplace?

Rowland D (2020) Discovery of Trauma Induced Autism – Three Case Reports and their Review. J Neurol Disord 8: 415: https://www.omicsonline.org/open-access/discovery-of-trauma-induced-autism–three-case-reports-and-their-review.pdf ABSTRACT Autism is characterized by perpetual and unrelenting hyperfocus,

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Differential Diagnosis of Autism: A Causal Analysis

Rowland D (2020) Differential Diagnosis of Autism: A Causal Analysis. J Neurol Neurophysiol 11: 489 https://www.iomcworld.org/open-access/differential-diagnosis-of-autism-a-causal-analysis.pdf There are three appendices to this article that you may wish to view at:

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Greta Thunberg views her Autism as a Superpower

Greta Thunberg sees her Asperger’s syndrome as a superpower in her fight for climate change.  Trueautism.info wholeheartedly agrees.  Autism instills (a) singular focus, (b) mental clarity, (c) integrity, (d) forthrightness,

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Autism and Emotional Balance

It is extremely difficult, if not impossible, for an autistic person to live an emotionally balanced life. This is because the autistic brain is hard wired to be mental/intellectual without

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Ayn Rand was Probably Autistic

Ayn Rand [1905 –1982] was a Russian-American writer and philosopher.  She is known for her two best-selling novels, “The Fountainhead” and “Atlas Shrugged”, and for developing a philosophical system she named Objectivism.  Ayn Rand displayed characteristic

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by David Rowland, Autism Expert Autistic people tell the truth because we have no choice in the matter.* Our brains are hard wired to fixate on only one thought at

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The Real “Sherlock Holmes” was Autistic

The fictional detective, Sherlock Holmes, displayed most of the characteristics of autistic hyperfocus, especially including (a) astute powers of observation, (b) brilliant at deductive reasoning, (c) phenomenal memory for details,

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The Real “Rain Man” was Not Autistic

by David Rowland, Autism Expert The 1988 movie, Rain Man, may have done a major disservice to the autism community.  The real person on whom Dustin Hoffman based his Raymond

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“Autism Saved My Life”

© Becca Lory Hector, Autism Neurodiversity & Inclusion Consultant/Author/Speaker Published by:  Spectrum Woman Magazine, April 2017 For 36 of my 40 years, I was disabled.  I was cut off from

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