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autism

Deficits is 3 core areas of functioning: 1. limited ability to engage in nonverbal social behaviors (eye gaze, facial expression, gestures, imitation, and give and take.), 2. delayed and stereotyped language (words that echo what others said to get what he wanted and not to exchange ideas), 3. less make believe play.

Narrow and intense interests

Larger than average brains

Abnormal amygdala growth

Reduced activity in the areas of the cerebral cortex involved in emotional and social responsiveness.

Deficient theory of mind “mindblind”
And/or
Impaired executive processing
And/or
A style of information processing that prefers to prosses the parts of a stimuli rather then coherent wholes