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LadyHawke, aka Pip Brown, on why it's rather hard being her. Walking gawkily into the room, Pip Brown is a mess of crumpled urban-wear and ruffled blonde hair.

LadyHawke, aka Pip Brown, on why it's rather hard being her

Held together by a Patti Smith T-shirt, black leather jacket, hooded blue shirt, skinny black jeans and unlaced Doc Martens, Brown - aka Ladyhawke - doesn't exactly look like someone you'd go to for fashion tips. But she's fast becoming a name to drop in the music world, revered as much for her dress sense as for her 80s-referencing, melodic synth-heavy rock. "It's really funny, that style icon thing," says the 27-year-old New Zealander, now relocated to London. For a start, she says, she doesn't wear women's clothes, like, ever.

"I have this thing where I refuse to wear anything made for a female because I don't like conforming to gender stereotypes. Barack Obama and the 'empathy deficit' In 2011, researchers at the University of Chicago conducted a simple experiment to ascertain whether a rat would release another rat from a cage without being given a reward.

Barack Obama and the 'empathy deficit'

The answer was yes. After several sessions, the rats learned intentionally and quickly to open the restrainer and release the caged rats. The rats also repeated the behaviour even when they were denied the reward of reunion. Autism, Aspergers, ADHD. A Teachers Guide to Understanding Pathological Demand Avoidance Syndrome (PDA) Introduction to ADHD. A3 PDA (Pathological Demand Avoidance Syndrome) Mind Map. A spark of insight into the mystery of autism. What is Asperger syndrome? Here we explain more about Asperger syndrome - a form of autism - including the three main difficulties that people with Asperger syndrome share, how many people have the condition, and what may cause it.

What is Asperger syndrome?

As soon as we meet a person we make judgements about them. From their facial expression, tone of voice and body language we can usually tell whether they are happy, angry or sad and respond accordingly. People with Asperger syndrome can find it harder to read the signals that most of us take for granted. This means they find it more difficult to communicate and interact with others which can lead to high levels of anxiety and confusion. About Asperger syndrome. Guidelines for teaching students with Asperger syndrome in further education colleges.

As well as behaviour, the areas of impairment will affect the thought processes that govern behavioural responses to the environment and responses to the demands made by people, and situations arising within this space.

Guidelines for teaching students with Asperger syndrome in further education colleges

I will briefly outline the triad of impairments and the specific characteristics of Asperger syndrome before continuing. Asperger syndrome is a condition which forms part of the autism spectrum, it is caused by a biological brain dysfunction.