Monthly Archives: November 2014

Reflections of the Way Life Used to Be

I figured that I would start broad for this week’s reflection and narrow it for next week’s, beings as we get two shots at this. So, I have spent most of this “vacation” doing class work. It has not all … Continue reading

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Brain City Times Square

Hi everyone! I just wanted to share this cool thing called Brain City Time Square. I am not sure how much it has to do with consciousness but the visuals are quite lovely. It seems to be about the similarity … Continue reading

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second post – from work

Aisha Adam the curious incident of the dog the night-time   Throughout my life, I have noticed that it is in fact the small moments, the ones that are not so favorable, the ones where you lose someone you thought … Continue reading

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help with autism

Good morning!  I meant to ask how many others in class are in close contact with someone with autism spectrum disorder.  As I mentioned in class, I have a sister who is an ABA therapist.  Our nephew is autistic, and … Continue reading

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Through the Forest… once again.

  Aisha Adam   Post   Consciousness and Literary Experiment ***   As my post, which I wrote prior to class and will post tomorrow since its at my work computer, I decided to take a stab at the questions … Continue reading

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Motivating Questions: Haddon, Roth, & Jurecic

Does Haddon’s novel universalize autistic experience? In other words, does represent autism as a single set of symptoms? Is this representation consistent with medical research on autism? (Evidence: p. 198)  Does Haddon portray the relationship between theory of mind and … Continue reading

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Temple Grandin TED Talk (please watch!)

While I was reading A Curious Incident I kept thinking about this lady who had designed humane slaughter houses. I knew that she was on the autistic spectrum but for the life of me I couldn’t remember her name! I … Continue reading

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Curiouser and curiouser…

I really enjoyed this novel. It was so easy to slide into the text and let Christopher’s words take me away. But it might have been a little too easy. I say that because I think a lot about authenticity … Continue reading

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Curious Case

I read this book in one sitting. This took on the coming of age format perfectly.  Christopher is so innocent in his observations.  But I should call them recordings, because while he observes everything, he does not intuit anything.  So … Continue reading

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Truth, paradox and Irony in The Curious Incident of the dog in the Night time

Christopher Boone , who entertains extremely difficult relations with social norms and conventional forms of human interactions, is altogether the meeting point of truth, paradox and irony. He is the figure of the innocent who has to taste jail, though … Continue reading

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