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