Article: Higher perceptual capacity in autism can be both strength and challenge

A great article in Spectrum News (originally on The Conversation) on the greater perceptual capacity of those on the spectrum. From a Stress Perspective this amplification occurs in only part of the spectrum, or may only be managed by select few (splinters skills are said to be seen as around 10% of the spectrum). This … Continue reading Article: Higher perceptual capacity in autism can be both strength and challenge

PsychologyToday: Sex Hormone Secrets

This article from Psychology Today is an excellent primary on Personality and the dimorphic Sex Hormones. Here are a few highlights from the article: "For men and women alike, sex hormones (including testosterone, produced by the testes, and estrogen, from the ovaries) are power players in myriad human abilities and behaviors. Language, cognition, libido, and … Continue reading PsychologyToday: Sex Hormone Secrets

Individual Stress and Exercise

I stumbled upon some great exercise research today by PhD candidate Nikos Margaritelis at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki who studies redox individuality that exemplifies our individual responses to stress. That 1/3 of us respond very little, another 1/3 responds by an improvement in oxidative responses and 1/3 respond by a decrease in oxidative response … Continue reading Individual Stress and Exercise

Autistic Traits and Experiences in “Love and Mercy” The Brian Wilson Story

Utensils, noise, stress and autistic meltdowns I watched a fantastic movie over the weekend. "Love and Mercy" the Brian Wilson biopic. It tells the story of Brian Wilson, the creative soul behind the Beach Boys. It is worth watching on so many levels. Actress Elizabeth Banks portrays his love interest interrupting the abusive cycle of … Continue reading Autistic Traits and Experiences in “Love and Mercy” The Brian Wilson Story

Ocalicon 2015 Poster: Thinking Types of Autism, Chaos Patterns and Outcome Diversity

Thanks to everyone that stopped by at Ocalicon 2015 November 17-19th. It was an incredibly informative couple of days! I met so many wonderful and passionate people supporting, talking about and helping to find solutions and acceptance for Autism. I had a great time talking about my work, excited to present a model, where we current lack working models, to understand Autism.  I … Continue reading Ocalicon 2015 Poster: Thinking Types of Autism, Chaos Patterns and Outcome Diversity