Topics include the nuances of friendship, dating, small talk, interpersonal conflicts, image, learning styles, social communication, com Autistic people often live in a state of anxiety and confusion about the social world, running into misunderstandings and other barriers.Topics include the nuances of friendship, dating, small talk, interpersonal conflicts, image, learning styles, social communication, common sense, and white lies.This books reverses the traditional take on ASD (Autism spectrum disorders).It is an attempt to explain the oftentimes bizarre behaviour of “Neurotypicals” (NTs) to people with asd, I’ll call them Aspies from now on.Bianca (Dushku) is her overprotective older sister; who's now moving to Brooklyn with her fiancé, Rob (Arison).Jane's parents are moving away, and they want Jane to move in with Bianca.
Bianca's friend, Jack (Ebert), is quite interested in Jane, but Bianca is afraid he won't treat her right; due to his past womanizing ways.
The idea that the Universe is actually built this way (or that this is the only way to interpret it), that is symbols and connections to other symbols, is called Logical Positivism.
Linguistic theorists embraced and then rejected Behaviourism as a way of explaining human language ( Any human who thought exclusively in terms of word associations would be so stupid as to be incapable of functioning.
Each NT has a word map inside their head which link words to one another, a word spoken to an NT conjures up a whole set of associated words, for example wedding → such that the meaning of “wedding” to an NT is the set of associated words rather than the literal meaning.
They can’t create new ideas, all they can do is find novel connections in the word map, maybe.
The author assumes that this is the only way that NTs can think.