Lester Bangs : You CANNOT make friends with the rock stars. That's what's important. If you're a rock journalist - first, you will never get paid much. But you will get free records from the record company. And they'll buy you drinks, you'll meet girls, they'll try to fly you places for free, offer you drugs... I know. It sounds great. But they are not your friends. These are people who want you to write sanctimonious stories about the genius of the rock stars, and they will ruin rock and roll and strangle everything we love about it.
Can you see the hexagon on the right embedded in the figure on the left?
Autism Diva announced she could
during a Distinguished Lecturer Series held at the UC Davis MIND Institute,
and was told by Dr. Frith that she probably has weak central coherence.
Omigosh!! I can see the hexagon too! But then again, so can anyone paying close enough attention. ( If you can't, it just may be because the graphic isn't clear enough. I'll try to find one that's sharper. ) Children in fact love to be challenged this way, to find the hidden picture.
Weak central coherence?!! Looks more like a strength. In fact, just discovered that something called the EFT - Embedded Figures Test - is used as a standardized measure of cognitive style and analytical ability. Also found the following: THE PERFORMANCE OF ENGINEERING STUDENTS ON THE GROUP EMBEDDED FIGURES TEST "The ability to disembed has been shown to be a necessary skill in problem solving and is consequently, thought of as a necessary trait for individuals interested in engineering."
So when are these so-called experts in the field going to figure out how to help autistics reach their full potential, and contribute their strengths to society, rather than denigrate their abilities and discriminate against them for being different.