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By Tatyana B Glezerman

For years, the common presentation of autism—the developmental delays, the social and linguistic deficits—has been popular. regardless of nice version between kids with this situation, sure indicators are thought of hallmarks of the illness. much less understood is why those indicators come jointly to build autism. And as autism premiums proceed to upward push, this knowledge is ever extra important to actual prognosis and treatment.

Autism and the Brain deals solutions by means of displaying a brand new neuropsychology of the autistic spectrum, reviewing common mind association, and concerning particular areas and constructions to precise medical indicators. the writer identifies deficiencies in parts of the left-hemisphere linked to the self and id as principal to autism. From this first harm, the mind additional reorganizes to compensate, explaining the varied behaviors between low- and high-functioning members in addition to autistic savants. the result's a different 3-dimensional view of mind constitution, functionality, and pathology, with in-depth concentrate on how the autistic brain:

Perceives the world.
is familiar with and makes use of words.
Perceives faces.
is aware spatial kin and numbers.
is familiar with emotions and registers emotions.
Perceives the self as cut loose others.
Acts within the world.

Challenging readers to re-think their assumptions, Autism and the Brain is leap forward examining for researchers, clinicians, and graduate scholars in fields as various as baby and adolescent psychiatry; scientific baby, college, and developmental psychology; neuroscience/neurobiology; distinctive schooling and academic psychology; social paintings; conversation problems; and public well-being and policy.

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1 for details). 6 Cerebral Organization of Word Meaning and Autism 33 Interhemispheric interaction at the symbolic level is a constant in the development of WM. As in the gnostic–praxic level where the topological scheme on the left “develops” the whole object image within the VSS in the right hemisphere, so at the symbolic level, the categorical component “reveals” symbolic systems on the right. 6 Cerebral Organization of Word Meaning and Autism Now we can move on to analyze WM in autistic individuals.

Using the terminology of the human cortical map, the visual ventral pathway can be delineated as a sequential flow of connections from the primary BA17, through the secondary BA18 and BA19, culminating in BA37. The tertiary cytoarchitectural field of BA37 projects to the tertiary areas within the prefrontal (BA46) and orbitofrontal (BA11) cortex. BA37 is heterogeneous in structure. Its peripheral parts are transitional, retaining features similar to the bordering auditory and visual areas. Only the central, historically youngest part, the “nucleus” of BA37, is unique and specific to the human brain (Blinkov, 1938, 1955; Blinkov & Glezer, 1968).

That betrays the “most objective” level—sensory-motor. At the same time, the image above all is subjectively felt—it is a picture of situations experienced, the image of this autistic boy’s individual experience. This indicates RH situational thinking’s significant role in the above two words’ meanings. Below are two more examples from Asperger of autistic children’s performance on the question: In which way glass and wood are different? Glass is transparent. Wood, if you wanted to look through it, you would have to make a hole in it.

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