I’ll try sometime. Currently I’m on a journey that I started with “What are Objects?”, took a tour through computer science and philosophy, found myself at the hippocampus, worked my way to evolution to its primitive origins, a 5 segmented thing which included what became the olfactory system, so then I followed the olfactory system out the nose, and then back in the nose to see if I could find “categorization”.
I found pattern separation in the CA3 part of the (Hippocampus (objects across scenes) and pattern completion and narrative in the CA1 part of the Hippocampus (scenes but objects are vague)
Getting, stuck, I wondered if there was any connection to adhd or autism with that part of things — and there sure is.
Most surprising was the smelling. non-autistic people smelling activates the hippocampus. It’s the only thing that lights up.
But 1/2 the brains of autistic people lights up. Cognition is taking place. Lots of thinking and sorting out the meaning of the odors.
Also, a possible determination of autism even in non-verbal children is their sniffing pattern. Entirely different and activates entirely different parts of the brain.