Sunday, March 2, 2008

GENERAL STUFF: Amanda Baggs and autism

(via the Neatorama blog)

Because I think this is an interesting story, and one that needs to be told...

The first part is a bit bizarre, but keep watching. But before you judge it, this is Amanda Baggs. She is autistic. This is her describing her actions -- how she is having a "constant conversation with everything in my environment." Fascinating. Does autism, which we don't know what the cause of, reflect, perhaps the next step in human evolution... possibly allowing for extraordinary growth in the brain's specific functions, at the failure of other parts???

The original Wired article.

And, btw, the Amanda Baggs blog, which was not linked in the original article.

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