Pieces of Autism’s Puzzle Fall into Place (Clinical-Brain Pattern of Autism)

  • Tatyana B. Glezerman


As argued in previous chapters, the primary disorder in autism is one of consciousness, of the self, and not one of cognition. Autism’s fundamental deficit traces back to that part of the LH responsible for our awareness of personal identity. Self as one and apart from others, self as agent, is missing or undeveloped. The basis for this LH self can be hypothesized as lying within the LH OFC system: the triangle of left amygdala/OFC/MD ( Fig. 8.1) as well as the network LH OFC-LH DLPC-LH TPO. Dearth of functioning in this network has profound consequences. It touches not only upon LH I-concept and complex emotions but also LH object-related emotion at every level, including basic emotion.


Autistic Child Asperger Syndrome Deductive System Broad Autism Phenotype Divergent Thinking 
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