Wired 9.12: Take The AQ Test Take The AQ Test Psychologist Simon Baron-Cohen and his colleagues at Cambridge's Autism Research Centre have created the Autism-Spectrum Quotient, or AQ, as a measure of the extent of autistic traits in adults. In the first major trial using the test, the average score in the control group was 16.4. Eighty percent of those diagnosed with autism or a related disorder scored 32 or higher. The Neanderthal theory of autism, Asperger and ADHD Leif Ekblad, Independent Researcher Invented 2001-04-24 Last modified 2013-06-06 Modified reconstruction of Gibraltar Neanderthal child Credits Abstract Introduction Primate species Primate evolution Oreopithecus Ardipithecus Australopithecus Homo in Dmanisi Homo floresiensis Denisovans East Asian Homo Neanderthals Genetics Neanderthal nuclear-DNA Mitochondrial-DNA Y chromosome PDHA1 shows hybridization ADHD - DRD4 VNTR Skin color, hair color, freckles and eye color - MC1R Homo The cold adapted species The warm adapted species Homo Sapiens Could Neanderthals really be a true species? Elizabeth Morgan Helped me with background material about various diseases like hemochromatosis, Factor V Leiden, cystic fibrosis, SLE, other autoimmune diseases, and found various links to supportative evidence
Scientists 'See' YouTube Videos in the Mind <br/><a href=" US News</a> | <a href=" Business News</a> Copy California scientists have found a way to see through another person's eyes. Researchers from UC Berkeley were able to reconstruct YouTube videos from viewers' brain activity -- a feat that might one day offer a glimpse into our dreams, memories and even fantasies. "This is a major leap toward reconstructing internal imagery," said Jack Gallant, professor of psychology and coauthor of a study published today in Current Biology. "We are opening a window into the movies in our minds."
THINKING PERSON'S GUIDE TO AUTISM: Autism and Orgasm Lindsey Nebekernakedbrainink.com One of my blog readers who is on the autism spectrum brought up a concern regarding recent bedroom issues. This person is finding that the process of achieving orgasm has become increasingly difficult: "[Since learning more about my ASD diagnosis] I've been noticing a growing awareness in what is going on around me and what my body is feeling ... and it is becoming sort of distracting during sex, mainly orgasm. As I began to feel my self start to climax I suddenly became very focused on the noises and things in the room such as the fan running, and how the moving air felt on my skin.
Asperger symptoms in adults Classified as one of many pervasive development disorders Asperger Syndrome is also seen in many adults. The brain of individuals with Adult Asperger Syndrome works in a different way, especially when it comes down to processing information. Their focus is on details and mostly these adults have specialized in one field of interest. Asperger symptoms in adults can stabalize over time and this provides them with opertunities to improve their social skills and behavior. Ancient DNA Reveals That Some Neanderthals Were Redheads Ancient DNA retrieved from the bones of two Neanderthals suggests that at least some of them had red hair and pale skin, scientists report in the journal Science. The international team says that Neanderthals' pigmentation may even have been as varied as that of modern humans, and that at least 1 percent of Neanderthals were likely redheads. The scientists -- led by Holger Römpler of Harvard University and the University of Leipzig, Carles Lalueza-Fox of the University of Barcelona, and Michael Hofreiter of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig -- extracted, amplified, and sequenced a pigmentation gene called MC1R from the bones of a 43,000-year-old Neanderthal from El Sidrón, Spain, and a 50,000-year-old individual from Monti Lessini, Italy.
Aspergers Syndrome - Aspergers, Empathy & Facial Expressions Like most people with Aspergers Syndrome , I am not very good with facial expressions. When you don’t have a natural ability to see facial expressions, you never learn to look for them. I suppose it would be a bit like a dog looking at a book, he could see the book, he could probably see the words, but they would have no meaning. Homo sapiens - H. sapiens (Anatomically Modern Humans - AMH) are the species we belong to. Introduction The discussion of our species, Homo sapiens, is probably the most difficult to put together. Whereas in the previous species have been introduced with historical background and a discussion of the early, most important finds, and the individuals responsible for the species designation, this introduction will focus on some of the theory implicit in the discussion of the origin and spread of H. sapiens. Most researchers currently accept the statement that “modern” humans can be considered to date to approximately 200–250 kyr. Others (such as Milford Wolpoff), take the view that our species extends as far as approximately 2.0 myr, subsuming H. erectus, H. ergaster, and H. heidelbergensis. There are two polarizing camps on the issue of our species origin (though there is varying degrees of compromise between the two stances as well as various alternative positions): the multiregional (or continuity) camp, and the Out of Africa (replacement) camp.
The Mathematics Of Beauty This post investigates female attractiveness, but without the usual photo analysis stuff. Instead, we look past a woman's picture, into the reaction she creates in the reptile mind of the human male. Among the remarkable things we'll show: ARC Tests Various tests have been devised by ARC for use in the course of our research. Some of these tests are made available here for download. You are welcome to download these tests provided that they are used for genuine research purposes, and provided due acknowledgement of ARC as the source is given. Adult Asperger Assessment (AAA) Adult Asperger Assessment (AAA) (Version 2, revised 2012. Adults with Asperger syndrome as parents Asperger's syndrome is at the milder end of the autism spectrum, and naturally there will be a variation of difficulties experienced by adults with Aspergers. Some may face chronic unemployment and emotional issues, while others may generally cope very well in a non-autistic world and succeed in work, family life and other hallmarks of 'normal' life. A common problem for adults with Aspergers syndrome is not being diagnosed. They may struggle with relationships, work and life in general, without knowing why. As the awareness of Asperger's syndrome increases, more people are seeking a diagnosis in the adult stage of life. In most countries, there is a severe lack of support services for children on the autism spectrum, and there are even less supports for adults with Asperger's syndrome.
The Physical Anthropology of Israelite Peoples In the article below we examine archaeological and historical sources alongside Rabbinical texts and the findings of Physical Anthropology. The Israelites of old were regarded by the Egyptians as people from the land of Amuru, meaning the land of the Amorites which the Israelites conquered. Another term applied to the general Syrian area was "Retenu". The name "Upper Retenu"1 corresponded to the geographical space encompassed by the Land of Israel, according to the Bible. People from the area known as "Amuru" or "Retenu" after ca.1400 BCE are presumably Israelites.