Tag: Pathological Demand Avoidance

How is the inhibition of social perception in autistic people like the blindness in Hubel and Wiesel's kittens?

Autism Celebration Month: The Great Big Smoking Hole Where Social Perception Should Be


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There is a truism in neurological functioning: use it or lose it! Hubel and Wiesel demonstrated this when they sewed the eyes of kittens shut; autistic people when they don’t learn social perceptions.

What's going on with the Psy of Life this week?

Whaz Up! Monday 14 June 2021


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A new semi-regular column letting you know what’s going on this week with Ye Olde Blogge. This week: school’s out, calling your MoC’s about saving our democracy, economy, and climate, and Cambodian #COVID19 news.

How are the limits needed for PDA similar to the limits needed on the police?

Autism ACCEPTANCE Month: How is Reforming the Police like Managing PDA?


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Are you ready for some anecdotes about my hard-assed mother? This post has ’em! Are you ready for some child-rearing words of wisdom? This post has ’em! Are you ready for some solid info on qualified immunity? This post has it! Are you ready for some hard truths about policing in America? This post has ’em! Are you ready to call YOUR senators about the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act? This post is!

What causes autistic meltdowns?

Autism ACCEPTANCE Month: The Confusion of Emotions


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Part of the issue of autism is the use of interpersonal emotions. Autistic people don’t use them well. They have emotions, but understand their role in communication. But, there is a role of intrapersonal emotions in the meltdowns that autistic people and people with pathological demand avoidance have because we rely on our emotional reactions to make decisions.

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