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Thinking the Way Animals Do

Thinking the Way Animals Do
By Temple Grandin, Ph.D. Department of Animal Science Colorado State University Western Horseman, Nov. 1997, pp.140-145 (Updated January 2015) Temple Grandin is an assistant professor of animal science at Colorado State University. As a person with autism, it is easy for me to understand how animals think because my thinking processes are like an animal's. I have no language-based thoughts at all. Most people use a combination of both verbal and visual skills. A radio station person I talked to once said that she had no pictures at all in her mind. Associative Thinking A horse trainer once said to me, "Animals don't think, they just make associations." Animals also tend to make place-specific associations. Years ago a scientist named N. Fear Is the Main Emotion Fear is the main emotion in autism and it is also the main emotion in prey animals such as horses and cattle. Both animals and people with autism are also fearful of high-pitched noises. Fear-based behaviors are complex. References Related:  Animal Intelligence

Self-awareness Self-awareness is the capacity for introspection and the ability to recognize oneself as an individual separate from the environment and other individuals.[1] It is not to be confused with consciousness. While consciousness is being aware of one’s environment and body and lifestyle, self-awareness is the recognition of that consciousness.[2] Neurobiological basis[edit] There are questions regarding what part of the brain allows us to be self-aware and how we are biologically programmed to be self- aware. V.S. Ramachandran has speculated that mirror neurons may provide the neurological basis of human self-awareness.[3] In an essay written for the Edge Foundation in 2009 Ramachandran gave the following explanation of his theory: "... Animals[edit] Studies have been done mainly on primates to test if self-awareness is present. The ‘Red Spot Technique’ created and experimented by Gordon Gallup[6] studies self-awareness in animals (primates). Psychology[edit] Developmental stages[edit] [edit]

Autiste Asperger - Blog sur le syndrome d'Asperger Most intelligent animals in the world Here’s a list of most intelligent animals in the world. The animal listed here is sorted by the level of intelligence. This list can’t be used as a scientific reference as this is just for your information. 10. This species is a member of the genus Portia, kind of spiders and smallest creatures in the list. 9. There are hundreds of species of rats in the whole world. 8. These two animals is mentioned together because both are members of the family Corvidae birds. 7. Border Collie is widely regarded as the most intelligent dog breed in the world. 6. This animal live in the depth of the sea. 5. African gray parrot is a species found in West and Central African rain forest. 4. There are three living species of elephants, African Bush Elephant, African forest elephant and Asian elephant. 3. Rhesus monkeys are known for intelligence and it has been widely used in biological and medical research. 2. 1. This animal can be found in wet tropical forests and savannas of West and Central Africa.

Daniel Tammet raconte son "combat passionnant" pour aller vers les autres Sa récitation de mémoire pendant plus de cinq heures des décimales du nombre Pi, ou son apprentissage de l'islandais en une semaine ont fait de lui un homme mondialement célèbre. Daniel Tammet est classé parmi "les 100 génies du monde" mais il n'aime pas quon fasse de lui un animal de foire. Surtout que sa vie n'a pas toujours été facile. "J'avais le sentiment d'être né dans un pays qui n'était pas le mien, dans une famile qui m'était étrangère, comme si j'étais un alien" Sortir de l'autisme c'est possible "Je suis né sous le spectre autistique, dit de haut niveau." On dit aujourd'hui l'importance de stimuler très tôt les enfants autistes car on sait qu'ils peuvent évoluer et progresser de façon importante. Se sentir et s'accepter différent C'est vers 7 ou 8 ans, "au moment où on commence à avoir une voix intérieure", que Daniel Tammet s'est "rendu compte de cette énorme différence" entre ce qu'il ressentait en lui et "ce qui se passait à l'extérieur".

10 Most Intelligent Animals Erkan | On 20, May 2012 One of the most popular category in our blog is Most 10 Animals lists.So here is another interesting one. We humans don’t own the world alone. We are masters because we are the most smartest ‘’animals’’ theoretically. These animals aren’t enough clever to be scientist but they aren’t that stupid anyways. 10 – Octopus Octopus Octopus is one of the smartest creatures in the sea. 09 – Pigeon Pigeon I started to get interested more about pigeons after watching Marlon Brando classic ‘On the Waterfront’. 08 – Pigs Pigs Another interesting result for me is pig. 07 – Dog Dog And Cat Human’s best friend, very trainable, sociable to humans, can understand commands and obedience. 06 – Parrot Parrots Parrots are widely recognised as the smartest birds. 05 – Rats Rats Rat is a highly intelligent yet much-maligned animal in Western cultures. 04 – Sheep Sheep 03 – Dolphins Dolphins Dolphins are extremely social animals. 02 – Elephants Elephants The elephant brain is very heavy. Chimpanzee

Vieux autistes : de la nécessité du diagnostic à la reconnaissance et réintégration dans la dignité – L'AutistoÏde am Selon une représentante de l’association Autisme France, près de 90% des adultes autistes ne sont pas diagnostiqués. Ces autistes, improprement diagnostiqués sous diverses pathologies plus ou moins fantaisistes, sans déficience intellectuelle et trop proches des limites supérieures du spectre pour avoir pu accéder à un diagnostic, vivent dans l’ombre, souvent exclus, rejetés, relégués, oubliés. Certains, les plus âgés, n’ont sans doute jamais entendu le mot « autisme » de leur vie, et pour plus encore d’entre eux, le mot « autisme » n’a jamais été évoqué les concernant. Certains ont pu vivre à l’abri, protégés par leur environnement familial (femmes pour la plupart), intégrés dans des entreprises (hommes pour la plupart), retraités « heureux » issus des trente glorieuses, époque où il était encore possible de travailler et prospérer malgré des difficultés dans les interactions sociales. Mais ce sont des privilégiés. C’est du registre de la et de la Et c’est aussi un dû. Merci. WordPress:

6 Terrifying Ways Crows Are Way Smarter Than You Think Mankind has a long and checkered past with crows and ravens: They have been feared as symbols of death, because they're all black and scary, revered as creators of the world because, well, it was either them or the seagulls, and worshiped as trickster gods, because of their baffling intelligence. Intelligent enough, in fact, for us to start worrying ... #6. Next time you see a group of crows, look closely. OK, so the scientists weren't just playing out horror movie fantasies -- they were testing whether the crows could recognize human faces or not. In case you think they were just telling each other "get the guy with the mask," they weren't: The test was repeated with multiple people wearing multiple masks, and without fail, the crows left the masked men who hadn't messed with them alone, but went murder-crazy on the mask that had been worn while messing with them. "Wow. Pretty soon, every single crow on the campus knew which masks meant trouble, and wanted the guys wearing them dead.

Le parcours de diagnostic pour les femmes Asperger Par Murielle Tsarrive, membre de l'association francophone de femmes autistes Comment faire un diagnostic ? Auprès de qui s’adresser ? Comment cela se passe-t-il dans les faits ? Concernant la démarche diagnostique, voir notre page qui y est dédiée. Les conséquences de l'absence de diagnostic ou l’errance diagnostique Obtenir un diagnostic Asperger peut relever d’un véritable combat pour les femmes, et d’une histoire de vie devenant, de fait, chaotique. Un autre article évoque la « génération sacrifiée » des autistes devenus adultes vieillissants, errant dans notre société française, sans diagnostic, par manque de compétence des professionnels souvent non formés. « Vieux autistes : de la nécessité du diagnostic à la reconnaissance et réintégration dans la dignité », blog L'autistoide, février 2016 L'avant diagnostic Voici des témoignages sur les méandres des pensées, interrogations et espérances, ressentis avant le diagnostic. « Pourquoi les autistes ont besoin d'identité ?

Donnie (dog) Donnie is a Doberman Pinscher dog who came to the attention of science due to his penchant for arranging his plush toys in geometric forms.[1] His owner rescued him from an animal shelter, and at first he was slow to learn, and very reluctant to interact socially with her.[2] He has appeared on the National Geographic Channel’s Dog Genius show.[1][3] On the show, he is shown arranging some of his 80 plush toys into evenly-spaced triangles and lines, and chooses to use, for example, only stuffed frogs or monkeys for a particular design.[4] He is shown creating his arrangements in his large yard in Maryland on remote video cameras without humans being present. He is even said to create social vignettes with the toys.[4][5] For example, the day after he first allowed his owner to put her arm around him, he placed a large bear with its arm around a smaller frog.[2][6] Dr. Pictures of Donnie and his compositions on University of Michigan website

asperger Et bien voilà, avec mon diagnostic d’asperger en poche, on aurait pu penser que c’était le début de la fin des difficultés. Que nenni mon cher Watson, le parcours est semé d’embûches. Ben oui, sinon ça ne serait pas drôle et je n’aurais plus rien à raconter sur mon blog. Merci, oh Grand Dieu des embûches, d’en semer si généreusement sur ma route, ça me donne matière à blablater. Après mon rendez-vous avec le Dr Tuffreau, j’ai souhaité en savoir plus sur le syndrome. Alors comme ça on nous oublie, nous les femmes Asperger ? Je vais donc tenter de résumer brièvement les 10 idées marquantes de son livre (sur 21 chapitres au total, j’ai pris la liberté de tailler dans le vif), afin de les rendre accessibles à d’autres femmes Asperger. 1°) Les talents particuliers et les obsessions Les aspergirls développent des talents particuliers et l’auto-apprentissage est une de leurs forces. Ces facilités sont une chance mais elles restent très limitées et ne constituent pas un « talent » en soi.

5 Diabolical Animals That Out-Witted Humans Whether or not humans are the smartest species on the planet really depends on which animals and which humans you base it on. After all, sometimes when people match wits with members of the animal kingdom, it doesn't turn out well for the humans. Mud Creek Grizzly vs. What's the most badass job in science? Like the other notable smart bear Yogi, the MCG found maiming to be pedestrian, and preferred the more subtle route of professional sabotage. The researchers set up their bear catchi- um, bear research station, complete with traps, bait and cameras. First, he tore down the markers left to show the path to the site--we assume this is because he didn't wish to be disturbed while he wreaked his revenge on his tormentors. Once his work was done, MCG stopped and scanned the crime scene. That's right; our grizzly hero, despite being from a part of the world where surveillance cameras are relatively uncommon, spotted and pulled down the camera and beat the shit out of it. A bear? Holy shit.

Les tribulations d'une Aspergirl | Le syndrome d'Asperger est un Trouble du Spectre Autistique, pas une maladie ! 6 Amazingly Intelligent Animals (That Will Creep You Out) Animals may be extremely well-organized and insanely ballsy, but we'll always have one giant advantage over them: our intelligence. Also, cars and rocket launchers and such. But thinking is what makes us human, and thinking means we'll always be the ruling species on this planet, because the rest of those guys are really stupid. Well ... not all of them. Alex the Genius Parrot When a parrot says something like "hi", "I love you" or "f@#% off", you obviously assume that it doesn't really know what it's saying -- they're just mimicking human words in the same way that they'd copy the sound of a barking dog, or even (as some parrot owners know) a cell phone ringing. Alex the Parrot was different, though: he could correctly identify 50 different shapes, recognize numbers up to six, distinguish seven colors, and understand qualities such as bigger, smaller, same, and different. He also inspired the cover art of a mid-70s prog rock album, judging by this image. The next morning, Alex was dead.

Sommaire - Les témoignages | Le cerveau d'Hugo La machine à angoisses La vie est pleine d'imprévus. Quand ils surviennent, pour les personnes autistes l'angoisse et la panique prennent le dessus. Dans les lieux publics, les scénarios catastrophes s'amplifient. Comment surmonter sa peur ? L'autre cet inconnu Pour les personnes autistes décoder les intentions de l'autre est un véritable apprentissage, comme apprendre une langue étrangère pour les neurotypiques. Le cerveau autiste Le cerveau autiste souffre d'un problème de connections neuronales, qui entraîne une difficulté à gérer les émotions, une mémoire très développée, une vision exacerbée des détails... Une autre perception Chez les personnes autistes les perceptions sensorielles sont exacerbées, elles peuvent susciter une douleur insupportable mais aussi un plaisir indicible. Le (non) diagnostic En France, le diagnostic se fait tardivement. Se fabriquer un monde Les personnes autistes se réfugient dans leurs intérêts spécifiques, des obsessions qui prennent toute leur attention.

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