Autism Made Rather Interesting with the Mixing of the Senses
Autistic children "hear" colors and can "see" music. What other sensations are associated with autism?
How absolutely fascinating can a hard life get when the autistic child in your care hears colors and sees music? That is one absolutely mind-boggling way that lovely grandchild of yours has his or her senses all up in a bundle, mixed up to create one rather strange sensation.
What is Synaesthesia?
A rather interesting condition appearing in about 4% of the population, the UK Synaethesia Association, among others, is interested in individuals who develop this disorder involuntarily and automatically join together 2 or more of the senses that are normally perceived quite separately from one another. As such, reading a book might also allow one to experience colors or sounds. Some have reported that certain musical notes also invoke different tastes. It is not considered a disorder or a diseases, but merely a rather strange condition that involves connections made in the brain that are atypical and quite unnatural.
Autism in itself is a cognitive developmental condition occuring in 1% of the population, which involves both social and communication disabilities alongside a rather fierce resistance to change and unusually narrow scope of interests and activities.
Some interesting autism stats:
- 10% of autistic children are savants, while 50% of savants are autistic
- Makeup and other cosmetics can actually be a cause of autism
- ADHD and autism seem to have a rather interesting link
- Horses and iPads come in handy for communication
According to a theory within the study published on November 20, 2013, in the Journal of Molecular Autism, savantism arises in individuals who have both autism and synaesthesia, as both share the phenomenon of over-connectivity in neurons within the brain, allowing for a focus on a single thing while shutting everything else out. After all, it is not everyday a man is found with savant memory and number-shape synaesthesia, as well as Asperger Syndrome.