Overstimulation: is that to avoid if you have a reasonably normal life?


Autism, Daily Life, Way of Life


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A while ago I wondered if you can prevent overstimulation if you have a pretty normal life.  Or is it a matter of learning to deal with it? I find it an integrin question. Looking at it from my own autism, it is a question that has no universal answer but I will try to answer it with by how I am dealing with it.

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Damned if You Do, Damned if You Don’t: The Dilemma of Disclosing Autism


Autism, Daily Life, Neuroscience, Way of Life


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“…Brain variations are normal and should be respected, just like differences in gender and race. People with autism, according to this philosophy, aren’t abnormal. It’s just that they might need some extra support to live in a society built with “neurotypical” people in mind.” Microsoft Wants Autistic Coders. Can It Find Them And Keep Them? I have no regrets in disclosing my autism. That aside, I definitely still harbor an internal discomfort in relation to others knowing I have autism.

Neuroplasticity: Fundamentals Of Rewiring Your Brain


Daily Life, Neuroscience


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Neuroplasticity has become a buzzword in psychology and scientific circles, as well as outside of them, promising that you can “rewire” your brain to improve everything from health and mental well-being to quality of life. There’s a lot of conflicting, misleading, and erroneous information out there. So, exactly how does it work?

Neuroplasticity: Easy things to do to get a Happier Brain


Daily Life, Neuroscience


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We’ve come a long way in the science of happiness and have a pretty good idea of what happy looks like in your brain these days. It’s now known that what you do in your life every day, because of neuroplasticity, the ability of the brain to change both physical form and function based on your behaviors, emotions, and thoughts, rewires your brain. You can either intentionally direct your brain to become more positive, resilient, and motivated or let it get stressed out, anxious, and depressed.

Neuroplasticity: Happiness in you Brain


Neuroscience, Theoretics


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Your experience of your journey through life boils down to the chemicals in your brain. Happy, sad, mad, anxious, you name it – can all be traced to what’s going on inside your head. Your brain produces a chemical soup which directs your behavior, always instinctually encouraging you to seek pleasure and avoid pain to ensure your survival. When you have success (whatever that means to your brain), you get rewarded with happy.