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💡 What is neurodiversity? Explaining how people's brains work ... 🧠

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Any of us on the neurodiverse spectrum ? This rings true for one of my good friends ...

“I'm Trying to Reach Out, I'm Trying to Find My People”: A Mixed-Methods Investigation of the Link Between Sensory Differences, Loneliness, and Mental Health in Autistic and Nonautistic Adults

Seeing More Than Human: Autism and Anthropomorphic Theory of Mind

It took me a long time to figure out that I see things about animals other people don’t. And it wasn’t until I was in my forties that I finally realized I had one big advantage in managing animals: being autistic. Autism made school and social life hard, but it made animals easy.

Anthropomorphism is the ascription of human features to animals - we reflexively attempt to make sense of behavior by tracing it back to a particular goal or purpose. Neurodiverse people display elevated affinity for anthropomorphism.