Hug machine: when Temple created this, her psychiatrist suggested she was sexually maladjusted, and suggested her father had sexually abused her, creating this sick need. They still don't have a clue, and ignore, for the most part, this most glaring of needs of autistics. Hyper or hyposensitive proprioceptive awareness may be a larger reason for alienation. If one has no clear sense of proprioceptive boundaries, is there an ability to form "psychological" boundaries?
Deep pressure allows input to proprioceptive centers. A sense of position in space, in relation to others is encouraged. Is proprioceptive input necessary for a sense of self?
http://biohug.com/2011/09/alex-plank-interviews-biohug-vest-inventor-at-imfar/ craving deep pressure, proprioceptive input??
http://www.grandin.com/inc/squeeze.html Calming Effects of Deep Touch Pressure in Patients with Autistic Disorder, College Students, and Animals
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2981757/?tool=pmcentrez writing tremor and writers cramp
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ataxia Ataxia, Wilson's disease, fragile x
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Proprioception The cerebellum is largely responsible for coordinating the unconscious aspects of proprioception
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Proprioception#Impairment Proprioception is permanently impaired in patients that suffer from joint hypermobility or Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (a genetic condition that results in weak connective tissue throughout the body). It can also be permanently impaired from viral infections as reported by Sacks. The catastrophic effect of major proprioceptive loss is reviewed by Robles-De-La-Torre (2006).
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deep_receptor A deep receptor is an element of the nervous system that is devoted to the reception of "deep" sensibility (as opposed to tactile sensibility). A deep receptor furnishes information of what is happening in muscle, tendons and joints. They thus participate in proprioception.
http://ilabs.washington.edu/meltzoff/pdf/96Gallagher_Meltzof_Self.pdf self-recognition in a mirror...Ben did not recognize himself at age 3. Proprioception delayed a cause? proprioceptive sense of self leads to sense of other.