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  • #16
    I agree.
    And here in Florida it is not cold at all. There is just that sense of the seasons changing. The rest of the world however still expects me to be up and moving regardless
    You know all those things you wanted to do: You should go do them.

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    • #17
      In winter is very cold and I can not stand the cold so most of the time I want to stay in my bad and sleep...Unfortunately this is not possible. treat prostate
      Last edited by gusAs; 10-20-2012, 02:50 PM.

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      • #18
        Originally posted by Alex Good View Post
        Autism.
        Hypersensitive hearing: Those things meant to drive off dogs? They hurt.
        Hypersensitive vision: I can see in the dark. Need I say more?
        Hyposensitive touch: Pain doesn't stop me. Although for some reason I seem to feel whatever touches my body hair. It doesn't hurt but it's wierd considering I feel almost nothing when I shave.

        So yeah, for all intents and purposes (especially when you consider that I also happen to be a genius who has been compared to sherlock holmes (by people who overestimate, yes, but it gives you a general idea of my intelligence)) I AM a superhero. Or at the very least a potential action hero.
        Us Autistic folks don't have superhuman eyes dude. In fact, we are LESS likely to. I have a LOT of friends on the spectrum, and almost ALL of us wear glasses or contacts. My research has actually pointed to a correlation between premature degeneration of eye tissue and those on the autistic spectrum. I'm not sure of the cause, but the link is there.
        "The cling and a clang is the metal in my head when I walk. I hear a sort of, this tinging noise - cling clang. The cling clang. So many things happen while walking. The metal in my head clangs and clings as I walk - freaks my balance out. So the natural thought is just clogged up. Totally clogged up. So we need to unplug these dams, and make the the natural flow... It sort of freaks me out. We need to unplug the dams. You cannot stop the natural flow of thought with a cling and a clang..."

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        • #19
          When I go backpacking I go to bed with the sun and wake with the sun. That means 6pm bed time in the fall and getting up around 7am. I do tend to wake up in the middle of those long nights and find it hard to go back to sleep. I don't think we necessarily need more sleep, but I do think by nature we are designed to sleep when it's dark. Nearer the equator the nights wouldn't vary so many hours throughout the year.
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          • #20
            need yes. the body was designed to follow circadian rhythms and the sun goes down faster and stays down.

            need nah we invented light to extend the day
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            • #21
              Originally posted by Alex Good View Post
              Autism.
              Hypersensitive hearing: Those things meant to drive off dogs? They hurt.
              Hypersensitive vision: I can see in the dark. Need I say more?
              Hyposensitive touch: Pain doesn't stop me. Although for some reason I seem to feel whatever touches my body hair. It doesn't hurt but it's wierd considering I feel almost nothing when I shave.

              So yeah, for all intents and purposes (especially when you consider that I also happen to be a genius who has been compared to sherlock holmes (by people who overestimate, yes, but it gives you a general idea of my intelligence)) I AM a superhero. Or at the very least a potential action hero.
              Hypersensitivity and hyper-acuteness are not the same thing. I have no doubt that noises that others consider tolerable are intolerable to you, if you are ASD. That doesn't mean that you can detect, for instance, a barking dog from a mile away when others can only hear it at a quarter. It's a matter of mental perception of noise, not physical detection of sounds. I'm not saying it's impossible that you have unusually sharp senses for a human. What I'm saying is that unless you have made some evolutionary leap in a single generation that bestowed a tapetum lucidum on your retinas and totally altered the type and concentration of your rod cells, as well as reconfiguring your visual cortex, you can not see like a cat at night, nor do you have the complementary specializations of the ear and auditory cortex necessary to hear like one. You are a diurnal primate, descended from diurnal primates, and your physiology reflects this. I would bet that if you were able to experience the night like a truly nocturnal animal, you would gasp in astonishment at what you were experiencing because it would be utterly unlike anything you had ever seen, heard or smelled in your life.

              As to whether you are a "genius", my familiarity with your writing would suggest you are brighter than average, but hardly an anomaly. What you do seem to be (if you'll excuse me putting on my armchair-psychologist hat for a moment) is a narcissist and probably a mild sociopath with a god complex, which might certainly lead one to believe he is a superior, superhuman specimen despite abundant evidence of relative normalcy--were he able to judge himself objectively rather than only through his preconceived notions.
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              • #22
                Originally posted by Uncephalized View Post
                Hypersensitivity and hyper-acuteness are not the same thing. I have no doubt that noises that others consider tolerable are intolerable to you, if you are ASD. That doesn't mean that you can detect, for instance, a barking dog from a mile away when others can only hear it at a quarter. It's a matter of mental perception of noise, not physical detection of sounds. I'm not saying it's impossible that you have unusually sharp senses for a human. What I'm saying is that unless you have made some evolutionary leap in a single generation that bestowed a tapetum lucidum on your retinas and totally altered the type and concentration of your rod cells, as well as reconfiguring your visual cortex, you can not see like a cat at night, nor do you have the complementary specializations of the ear and auditory cortex necessary to hear like one. You are a diurnal primate, descended from diurnal primates, and your physiology reflects this. I would bet that if you were able to experience the night like a truly nocturnal animal, you would gasp in astonishment at what you were experiencing because it would be utterly unlike anything you had ever seen, heard or smelled in your life.

                As to whether you are a "genius", my familiarity with your writing would suggest you are brighter than average, but hardly an anomaly. What you do seem to be (if you'll excuse me putting on my armchair-psychologist hat for a moment) is a narcissist and probably a mild sociopath with a god complex, which might certainly lead one to believe he is a superior, superhuman specimen despite abundant evidence of relative normalcy--were he able to judge himself objectively rather than only through his preconceived notions.
                “Delusions are often functional. A mother's opinions about her children's beauty, intelligence, goodness, et cetera ad nauseam, keep her from drowning them at birth.”

                ― Robert A. Heinlein
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                • #23
                  Yup I need a load more sleep in the winter. Historically have needed up to 9-10 hours cf 6 hours midsummer. I've learnt to deal and cope with that. Currently waking up with the dawn cos I use no artificial light after sunset. Makes a huge difference.
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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by Uncephalized View Post
                    Hypersensitivity and hyper-acuteness are not the same thing. I have no doubt that noises that others consider tolerable are intolerable to you, if you are ASD. That doesn't mean that you can detect, for instance, a barking dog from a mile away when others can only hear it at a quarter. It's a matter of mental perception of noise, not physical detection of sounds. I'm not saying it's impossible that you have unusually sharp senses for a human.

                    As to whether you are a "genius", my familiarity with your writing would suggest you are brighter than average, but hardly an anomaly. What you do seem to be (if you'll excuse me putting on my armchair-psychologist hat for a moment) is a narcissist and probably a mild sociopath with a god complex, which might certainly lead one to believe he is a superior, superhuman specimen despite abundant evidence of relative normalcy--were he able to judge himself objectively rather than only through his preconceived notions.
                    I actually do have abnormally sharp hearing, at the very least. They have a medical test which I took. As for my eyesight, I can't see any better in the day (as far as I can tell) but nobody else seems to be able to see anything in an amount of light which allows me to see clearly. Maybe it's just the way my brain processes things but it's still an advantage.

                    Oh and you don't need to be a genius to reach that conclusion about my psychological state. And ignoring whether I'm amazing or pathetic, normal is not the word to describe me. Not that that matters, see my signature. But really, would you describe someone with above average intelligence (genius...) and above average physical capabilities as not being better than most of the humans in the world?
                    In all of the universe there is only one person with your exact charateristics. Just like there is only one person with everybody else's characteristics. Effectively, your uniqueness makes you pretty average.

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