John Elder Robison on Ingenious Minds
Me, with the camera and sound crew from Discovery Science, Ingenious Minds
The Science Channel show finally aired on Feb 24th. I think they did an excellent job; the production quality of the whole series has been vey high. One of my friends (Bob Jeffway) recorded the INGENIOUS MINDS show and uploaded it here in two parts
This is the first half
And this is the second half
I hope you enjoy it. Let me know what you think.
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I actually have had similar experiences of going from complete inability to read faces to the ability to do so relatively easily in a very short period of time.
I'm not "spectrum" but have a history of CAPD (central auditory processing disorder), which is often misdiagnosed as sever non-hyperactive ADD and/or mild Asperger's syndrome for a reason!!!
In 2007, I actually developed the ability to read people's facial expressions, body language and tones of voice out of the blue and over a period of a few weeks. At the time I was 32 and doing both a form of neurodevelopmental therapy (physical exercises to correct developmental abnormalities in the brain), as well as "The Listening Program" which is sort of a packaged and simplified Tomatis.
I have actually had similar experiences to what you describe on the documentary ingenious minds. Basically while doing both a form of neurodevelopmental therapy (physical exercises to correct developmental glithces in the brain) and "The Listening Program"-which is dumbed down Tomatis basically-I ended up experiences a lot of the same things that you described as a result of the TMS.
However, I'm not "spectrum" but have struggled with severe coordination issues and a learning disability called CAPD (central auditory processing disorder): a mercurial sort of auditory/vestibular dyslexia that is OFTEN mislabeled or misdiagnosed as Asperger's and/or severe non-hyperactive forms of ADD for a reason.
In the summer of 2007 at the age of 32, I had an experience where within a few weeks, I developed the ability to read people's facial expressions, tones, body language, and intentions almost overnight.
Now I'm going to order Be Different. So exciting, John! Many congratulations!!!
I really enjoyed your segment.
However, I cringed when the moderator said your work with the brain research would make you "a better man".
Since autism is out of people's control, I wish that well-meaning people would keep all judgement language out of the conversation regarding autism. We still have a loooooooooooooooooooong way to go in educating the general public and empowering people with autism.
Not all people will have access to this new high-tech stuff so people should be sensitive.