Language processing is USUALLY lateralized in the human brain: processed on the left side with “left lean” at birth but also using right side, less and less as time goes on. It’s known as “spillover” – as language processing “spills over” to the right side when it’s too intense for just the left side and it needs a backup. BUT in autistic people, when engaging in INFERENCE, the right side hemisphere activates just about as much as the left side, a sign of a taxed cognitive system; too many possibilities with great difficulty believing they have found the correct focus. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7519388/

Language processing is USUALLY lateralized in the human brain: processed on the left side with “left lean” at birth but also using right side, less and less as time goes on. It’s known as “spillover” – as language processing “spills over” to the right side when it’s too intense for just the left side and it needs a backup.
BUT in autistic people, when engaging in INFERENCE, the right side hemisphere activates just about as much as the left side, a sign of a taxed cognitive system; too many possibilities with great difficulty believing they have found the correct focus.

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