5. Autism, an explanation from the inside (en)

Atala - A journey to the Golden Age by Marie Cachet

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a. The infinite perception

Rather than concluding with a lack of empathy, a lack of understanding of the world, a lack of communication, or even, as it has often been pointed out, a need to stop a world that moves too fast, we must accept to understand the symptoms. The autistic persons do not live in another world, they do not live in a world beside the normal world, but yes, they see the world differently. This is not the world that is going too fast and that they are trying to stop, as it has been suggested, but it is their sensory perception of the world that is too fast and too detailed.

Their hearing, for example, but the other senses operate on the same model, is not better, but it is constant. This means that if autistic people are bothered by the sound, it is not…

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