Inference machine broken.
Right hemisphere analog of left hemisphere language centers activate in autistic people in a “Calculating using everything available” way, finding an amazing array of possible possibilities but having a malfunctioning “inhibitor”, can swim in the sea of possibilities and get overtaxed, overwhelmed, exhausted, etc.
This is particularly true in narrative inference: “What is the best title for this paragraph?”. It’s a judgement call that may never come, as every multiple choice answer can somehow fit.
But is it autism or something else? Maybe it’s prematurity.
Prematurity shows a similar pattern.
neurologically typical young children show a similar pattern but it disappears by adulthood.
Here’s the CA1 (I was researching CA3/DG but it communicates with CA1) – and this general thing: learning, memory, attention, socialization. Yeah.
“A third or more of preterm survivors develop significant neurodevelopmental challenges with learning and memory, attention, and socialization, which coincide with markedly higher rates of autism and major mental illnesses, including anxiety disorders, depression, and schizophrenia (Nosarti et al., 2012; Vohr, 2014).”