Saturday, June 1, 2013

Autism and Mirror Neurons.

When my son was young...he picked up on my anxiety, or happiness or anger.

  Not in the typical way...it wasn't like "Oh, mama, don't be mad."

 It was more...if I was angry, he was angry.  He mirrored my emotion.

He didn't lack empathy.  He WAS PERSONIFIED empathy.

Oh, hell, I give up.  No getting through to those people.

Science can measure everything but the human heart.  Aristotle thought the heart " the seat of intelligence, motion, and sensation --" (http://www.stanford.edu/class/history13/earlysciencelab/body/heartpages/heart.html)

But we are smarter than that now.

I guess.