I can. I’ve spent such a long time not talking about it that I just don’t. I don’t have a diagnosis; closest I had to any kind was “Generalized Anxiety Disorder” as a kid to which I had biofeedback and guided meditation training from a psychiatrist at age 11 (around 1983). Hooked up to a computer to control the noises and images it presented by using my feelings. It helped and helps as I use its techniques to cope. So, I think consequently, computers have become my main communication outlet. Online since 1989, never looked back. At the time, autism was kids spinning plates. I related strongly to those kids and couldn’t understand the “normal parents” and medical community who were baffled in these tv dramas. I understood them. I know why they spun the plates and what they experience. Still not diagnosed. I see things about Aspergers and High functioning autism. I know I’m in there. But my thinking is constrained by the influence of Carl Sagan as a kid — this skepticism and extreme care with words and meaning – and some things are hard to be precise to put into words. I’m slow to accept labels. I’ll identify as ADHD (ADD) variety and that was a long road. It was only until I saw a chapter in a book about ADHD that mentioned hyperfocus that I knew I could accept such a label. For now, I still say “I’m probably autistic spectrum”. Care with words. So difficult. Can I relate? Oh yes. Imagine every line you see is a circle turned on its side, containing more than you can see directly in a direction your visual systems can’t detect but your mind knows is there. Imagine looking into a crack and watching it open wide, all the fractures and details exposing in a super zoom. Gaps fascinate me. Interfaces fascinate me. SO much in there.I can. I’ve spent such a long time not talking about it that I just don’t. I don’t have a diagnosis; closest I had to any kind was “Generalized Anxiety Disorder” as a kid to which I had biofeedback and guided meditation training from a psychiatrist at age 11 (around 1983). Hooked up to a computer to control the noises and images it presented by using my feelings. It helped and helps as I use its techniques to cope. So, I think consequently, computers have become my main communication outlet. Online since 1989, never looked back. At the time, autism was kids spinning plates. I related strongly to those kids and couldn’t understand the “normal parents” and medical community who were baffled in these tv dramas. I understood them. I know why they spun the plates and what they experience. Still not diagnosed. I see things about Aspergers and High functioning autism. I know I’m in there. But my thinking is constrained by the influence of Carl Sagan as a kid — this skepticism and extreme care with words and meaning – and some things are hard to be precise to put into words. I’m slow to accept labels. I’ll identify as ADHD (ADD) variety and that was a long road. It was only until I saw a chapter in a book about ADHD that mentioned hyperfocus that I knew I could accept such a label. For now, I still say “I’m probably autistic spectrum”. Care with words. So difficult. Can I relate? Oh yes. Imagine every line you see is a circle turned on its side, containing more than you can see directly in a direction your visual systems can’t detect but your mind knows is there. Imagine looking into a crack and watching it open wide, all the fractures and details exposing in a super zoom. Gaps fascinate me. Interfaces fascinate me. SO much in there.

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Ok. Back to my happy find yesterday – Mismatch Negativity (MMN) as I’m really wanting to understand better the musical things that happen at speeds faster than the n400. (400ms). I think of 400ms and above as very SLOW within the brain, so I tend to poo-poo any studies that measure effects in 500ms and beyond as by the 400ms mark you have absolute 100% conscious control possible to edit your feelings, thoughts, words, images, etc which to me makes any studies involving lengths longer than 400ms or 500ms as possibly compromised by conscious intervention by participants. Hoping it’s on my level but it’s probably way above. But I’m going to try. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=joDdz744gAY

Ok. Back to my
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WCRP has considered anthropomorphic climate change at a 90%+ certainty by 2011. It’s as close to settled as one can get at least in that aspect. Devil’s in the details of course. But that man’s activities have led to a significant and trackable change to the planet’s climate is silly to attack at this point. You can of course. But there’s better fights to fight.

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