@muninn autism as well, allowing for how specialized interests can be more like "super buffer, always full" or similar
@ultimape @muninn exactly. in that regard, i have this weird thing where i'll being rehearsing a piece of writing, and i'll hit a sort of glitch/comma, that sounds like i'm getting the articulation wrong.
if i push into it, it's like "ok, i speak in tongues now" when i read the line, not "ok, slower means more space to articulate" as is "normal." if i slow it down, it can become closer to english.
if i fragment the line, it's back to standard english. longer line? back to glossolalia land lol
@ultimape i also have issues with a lot of these studies in terms of funding and emphasis, because they're a lot more about "finding a cure" than "how can we provide a range of tools to help autistic people function in a neurotypical society, if they so choose".
but the science itself is interesting, granted
@shoutcacophony I wasn' able to measure my own cortisol levels sadly, but
"This cortisol awakening response provides a useful endophenotype in the search for genes that may affect hypothalamic-pituitary adrenocortical functioning in children."
Made me realize I could find out all of this stuff thru a gene test. Massively lowered my search space for effective tools knowing it *WAS* a cortisol problem and not just some psychological thing that needed therapy.
@ultimape to each their own, but tbh, i don't care about if my cortisol levels are high or not in that particular way. but that's me
what would help, and i'm working on: knowing how to avoid alexithymic stressors, and how to address things when it happens
@ultimape i'm going to have to leave things there, though. best of luck to you
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