08-14-2015, 08:16 PM
Any of you actually been diagnosed with autism?
Who here is actually autistic?
08-14-2015, 08:16 PM
Any of you actually been diagnosed with autism?
08-14-2015, 08:20 PM
I luckily dodged the autism but I have down syndrome.
08-14-2015, 08:21 PM
08-14-2015, 08:23 PM
Was diagnosed with asperger's when I was a child.
08-14-2015, 08:24 PM
Do you actually?
08-14-2015, 08:31 PM
What are some ways that you act different?
08-14-2015, 08:36 PM
I was diagnosed with aspergers when I was 17.
08-14-2015, 08:40 PM
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(08-14-2015, 08:31 PM)Chad Wrote:
Hard to tell, I have problems relating to people's emotions, I have imbalanced intelligence (like total shit in math, then way better at language), I have a monotone voice and a blank stare people have told me before, I tend to create routines, etc.
I wasn't particularly good or bad at math, it was one of my weakest subjects but I still was able to progress in it to a normal albeit thoroughly unremarkable extent. My biggest problem with math is that I kind of just memorize it as I need it and then forget it, so like I can keep progressing through courses, but it's a seemingly largely superficial understanding that is adequate for passing increasingly difficult tests, but not enough to actually have an understanding of the material to such an extent that I can really use it for thinking with very well, or to remember it even.
Sometimes I come across math related stuff in the course of doing things I'm actually interested in, and I find that I can often kind of decode the notation and translate it to English instructions, but it's not very efficient because it's like I don't really know very advanced mathematical notation other than what I've tangentially picked up, but when I come across it I can look things up and figure it out well enough that I can get it into words what it describes, and then I can think about it in the words, but there is a lot of translation work going on because I'm not really a native mathematical thinker. So I kind of hyper specifically learn math as I need it, and manage to do okay with this for the most part (I don't really do a whole lot of math work myself, but sometimes I need to implement systems that are partially described in mathematic notations), and like I've thought of some mathematic algorithms to answer questions I've had, like I wondered how much effect increasing PBKDF iterations would have on the strength of a password of known entropy, and came up with
new_password_strength = log2(2^password_entropy_bits * iterations)
which is pretty simple math really but just is an example of how I can sort of apply some math to problems I run into IRL, but am not particularly skilled in math at all etc.
I am, however, extremely bad at making mental maps. I can do it to some extent, but only for fairly small islands of memory for the most part. I also question the detail / resolution of my mental maps versus neurotypicals, like needless to say I'm much worse at it than they are, but it's hard for me to exactly know what being much worse than them at it actually looks like in the mind. I definitely see a lot of blackness when I try to picture a spatial map in my mind. One of my theories is that neurotypicals mental maps are kind of efficient compressed abstractions, whereas my brain kind of tries to make literal replicas and fails due to insufficient resources to store so much information. To me it seems like I have better spatial than visuo, like I can picture spatial relationships in my mind, but I have trouble to overlay visuals on the space to fill it in with anything other than blackness, which in turn makes it hard to actually put the spatial differences into play, because they are kind of cued by the visual tiles if that makes sense. Like I do have landmark recognition though, I guess maybe my trouble is in putting all of it together into a big picture instead of kind of details. I really have no idea though, I always try to think of exactly what it is but I suppose if I could do that I would have it :P.
I also note things like once some friends were trying to think about the classification of an element, and they were visualizing the periodic table in their minds in order to retrieve information about it, I haven't really the ability to store information like that, I mean I could recognize the periodic table if I saw it, and I could kind of sketch out a fake one to show what it looks like sort of to some extent, but I can't actually picture it with relevant information in it inside of my head, and likewise for mathematical formulas, to encode such things I need to do it entirely in verbal information. I can't even really picture the entire alphabet in my head at once just a couple characters of it. I've done visual math in my visuospatial sketchpad before, but it's not natural for me at all and I mostly just did it as a proof of concept, typically I use my phonological loop, though I believe this is actually common in neurotypicals as well past early childhood development.
08-14-2015, 09:05 PM
Is it your autism that gives you a predilection for posting walls of text?
08-14-2015, 09:14 PM
Also with like left-right recognition, I typically rely on muscle memory for this, but I've come to the realization that it's possible to picture an L and an R in your mind, with the L to the left and the R to the right, and to simply recall that image to differentiate left from right, because no matter your bodies position the L is to the left and the R is to the right. Like, my brain hasn't naturally any of these visual algorithms for solving problems, and I can only kind of do them, and I kind of taught them to myself just by theorizing and reading papers it seems, rather than naturally acquiring them.
08-15-2015, 02:07 AM
08-15-2015, 02:10 AM
(08-14-2015, 08:40 PM)D.R. Wrote:
Lmao holy fuk brah u just described me. Pretty sure I have autism
No, I'm normal.
Psychiatrists over-diagnose. That's all. People here are just losers. Stop trying to justify if a pseudo-condition.
(08-15-2015, 02:10 AM)SupremeGentleman Wrote:(08-14-2015, 08:40 PM)D.R. Wrote: Hard to tell, I have problems relating to people's emotions, I have imbalanced intelligence (like total shit in math, then way better at language), I have a monotone voice and a blank stare people have told me before, I tend to create routines, etc.
The dangers of self diagnosis.
(08-15-2015, 02:11 AM)Jesus Christ Wrote: No, I'm normal.
Agreed. I'm legit crazy tho.
(08-15-2015, 02:11 AM)Jesus Christ Wrote: No, I'm normal.I didn't just diagnose myself I've thought I had autism or some shit for about 3 years now.
Another thing I consider is maybe I have just a deficit in executive function that happens to present as having disparity between intelligence subtypes, I have a tendency to get stuck in my phonological loop is how I would describe it, and that seems like executive function deficit first and foremost. For example, I seem to recall when I did the Rey-Osterrieth complex figure task that I was heavily relying on phonological loop, which is not a particularly suitable cognitive tool to use for that task, visual memory is more appropriate, but perhaps I was just stuck in my phonological loop and had a failure to switch cognitive tools to the task at hand rather than a striking deficit in a cognitive tool. I can actually do Rey-Osterrieth more or less from rote memory at this point, but that is cheating because I've practiced a lot now, and also I still haven't got it completely visually encoded I would make some mistake probably but my confidence with it is quite high now.
Often when I'm moving around I'm not really in my visuospatial sketchpad, I'm in my phonological loop thinking about things unrelated to my environment, I seem to recall reading once that visual memories are not of your visual input but rather are of your first abstraction of it in the visuospatial sketchpad, and I wonder if a deficit in executive function could be leading me to being stuck in my phonological loop more than neurotypicals are, like I'm not switching to visuospatial sketchpad when the task calls for it to have that first visual abstraction of external reality for long term encoding.
I also have a tendency to be in either phonological loop or visuospatial sketchpad, they don't really seem to work in synchrony very well for me, but I can kind of make them if I focus on it, so I'm using both at once instead of one or the other, but I have a strong tendency to fall into one, typically phonological loop.