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Erschienen in: Journal of Medicine and the Person 3/2015

01.12.2015 | Original Article

Intuitive pathways of the autistic mind

verfasst von: Pietro Barbetta, Enrico Valtellina

Erschienen in: Journal of Medicine and the Person | Ausgabe 3/2015

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Abstract

When you enter in conversation with someone else, waiting for the answer takes a minimal amount of time that if exceeded creates some kind of embarrassment and hindrance. If a third subject is present, she/he will usually intervene either to remove the hindrance, or to solve the embarrassment. But when one subject exceeds systematically the minimal time for answering, she/he is bound to be diagnosed as autistic. Of course, there are other criteria, is not so simple, but if you read novels like Stephen Hero, by Joyce, you can get an idea about what Autism can be conceived from the point of view of literature. In the following work we will read back the main steps that made the autistic guys psychopathologic, with no hope, and the other gaze on Autism, which was always shaped by a kind of admiration in front of a “mysterious” form of existence.
Fußnoten
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When we talk about “Discursive practices” we are following the discourse analysis method, particularly [1, 2].
 
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Among them Enrico Valtellina (PhD), Michele Capararo (MD), Conny Russo (PhD), Andrée Bella (PhD), Beatrice Catini (PhD Student), Nadine Tabacchi (Free Lance Philosopher), and other students of psychology at the University of Bergamo.
 
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Babil is a French neologism, we take it from Le Clézio [4].
 
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Metadaten
Titel
Intuitive pathways of the autistic mind
verfasst von
Pietro Barbetta
Enrico Valtellina
Publikationsdatum
01.12.2015
Verlag
Springer Milan
Erschienen in
Journal of Medicine and the Person / Ausgabe 3/2015
Print ISSN: 2035-9411
Elektronische ISSN: 2036-3877
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s12682-015-0214-9