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 little ones with this situation, sure indicators are thought of hallmarks of the disease. much less understood is why those signs come jointly to build autism. And as autism charges proceed to upward push, this data is ever extra very important to exact prognosis and treatment.

Autism and the Brain deals solutions via exhibiting a brand new neuropsychology of the autistic spectrum, reviewing common mind association, and touching on particular areas and buildings to express medical signs. the writer identifies deficiencies in parts of the left-hemisphere linked to the self and identification as primary to autism. From this first harm, the mind additional reorganizes to compensate, explaining the various behaviors between low- and high-functioning participants in addition to autistic savants. the result's a distinct 3-dimensional view of mind constitution, functionality, and pathology, with in-depth specialize in how the autistic brain:

Perceives the world.
knows and makes use of words.
Perceives faces.
is familiar with spatial relatives and numbers.
knows emotions and registers emotions.
Perceives the self as become independent from others.
Acts within the world.

Challenging readers to re-think their assumptions, Autism and the Brain is leap forward interpreting for researchers, clinicians, and graduate scholars in fields as diversified as baby and adolescent psychiatry; medical baby, tuition, and developmental psychology; neuroscience/neurobiology; distinctive schooling and academic psychology; social paintings; communique problems; and public health and wellbeing and policy.

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Furthermore, “working memory” is in reality not a term, but a metaphor, given that “working” and “memory” are not compatible semantically. 18 1 Introduction Such was the essence of Bernstein’s general postulate about cooperation of anterior–posterior brain. My reservation regarding the parsimonious term working memory instead of temporal organization as the basic principle of the PC’s function is that the former is vague and removes the hierarchy of function levels. ” It operates with the highly processed information stored in the posterior brain and brings forth dynamic schemes from the posterior brain’s static schemes.

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).

95). In parallel with the described above “pattern recognition,” RH processing also entails identification of VSSs by common affect/emotion giving rise to its symbolic system (described in Chap. 1). It has been called visual situational-symbolic thought (Glezerman & Balkoski, 1999). Identification, then, is the main organizing principle of RH processing. What exactly is identification? Or, what does it mean to be identified? , A remains A, but at the same time it is B and vice versa. The identified entities are interchangeable.

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