Leslie – Gah!

Suppose we start with a representation of the current perceptual situation, for example, this is a banana. This is decoupled to "this is a banana." Because its normal semantics has been suspended, the expression can be manipulated freely without fear of abusing the normal representational system existing out- side this context. So, for example, it... Continue Reading →

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Cowell et al. – Is lack of theory of mind a bad thing?

In their article entitled, "The Curious Relation between Theory of Mind and Sharing in Preschool Age Children," the authors share an experiment they did where they compared preschool children's success rate with a false belief test (a way of measuring Theory of Mind) with the amount of sharing. The researchers put a child (I will... Continue Reading →

Slenderman the game for neurotypicals to understand autistic people.

http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2013/03/auti-sim-lets-you-experience-the-horror-of-sensory-overload/ Slenderman the game for neurotypicals to understand autistic people. You start out in the corner of a playground.  Around you are children playing on the equipment.  Curiosity got the better of me, so I walked over to two of the children.  As I got closer, the screen began to get fuzzy and I looked... Continue Reading →

FreeWrite Review: Where are the Orphans

http://www.raggededgemagazine.com/blogs/edgecentric/archives//000627.html Why don’t Jerry’s Orphans speak up to the media?  They are wasting a perfect opportunity to get their message out there.  Their message about discrimination of the MDA (Muscular Distrophy “Association?”) by refusing to allow volunteers with disabilities to work at a Muscular Dystrophe camp. This makes me nervous because it may impact my... Continue Reading →

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