Archive for autism

The Internet and How It Affects Our Ability to Develop, Maintain, and Manipulate Mental Containers (part I)

In recent months I have read two books that take opposing views concerning the future of the Internet and its impact on empathy. The first is economist and educator Jeremy Rifkin’s 2014 book entitled The Zero Marginal Cost Society—The Internet of Things, The Collaborative Commons, and The Eclipse of Capitalism (which I blogged about in […]

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Two Thoughts on Autism Spectrum Disorders: ADHD Is Low in France & It’s Not All About Genetics

I recently ran across two articles that deal with autism spectrum disorders. Here they are: 3 Things We Can Learn From French Parents—Whose Kids Rarely Have ADHD | PJ Media. by Brianna Sharbaugh Autism is not just a disorder of the brain, mouse study suggests ScienceDaily June 9th, 2016 The first article on ADHD (attention […]

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Quick Look: Autistic and Non-Autistic Brain Differences Isolated for First Time

Autistic and non-autistic brain differences isolated for first time — ScienceDaily. I recently read the article Autistic and Non-Autistic Brain Differences Isolated for First Time. The article profiles work being done at the University of Warwick. Here’s how the article starts out: The functional differences between autistic and non-autistic brains have been isolated for the […]

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The Risk of Risk: LeDoux on How the Scene Implies Danger

In my last post I mentioned that Bowlby pulls from ethology when he tells us that humans and many higher order animals have certain innate fears: darkness sudden large changes of stimulus level including: loud noises sudden movement strange people (or strange animals) strange things “The explanation of why individuals should so regularly respond to […]

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QUICK LOOK: Successful People Are Able to Regulate Emotion, Article Says

I trust everyone had a great and restful holiday season. During my break I read an interesting article entitled How Successful People Squash Stress by Travis Bradberry. As many of you know Bowlby’s attachment theory has moved in many directions since the 1970s and 80s. One of these directions is affect regulation. The chief animator […]

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