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Autistic Children May Experience Less Variation In Their Bodily Emotional Responses

Interesting. I have been looking at a clip on Attatchment No.8 on YouTube (Berlin Psychoanalytic Institute) and also the clip from there on Narcissism. There are some notable similarities worth consideration.

Research Digest

By guest bloggerDan Carney

Research into emotion processing in autistic people has mainly focused on how they understand others’ emotions. A more limited body of work into how autistic people process their own emotions has, however, suggested difficulties identifying and describing emotional experiences, and distinguishing between emotional states. The latter is potentially important, as it is associated with negative outcomes such as anxiety, depression, and self-injurious behavior, all of which have been suggested to occur more frequently in autism than in the general population.

So far, studies of emotion differentiation in autism have tended to use language-based tasks. But now, a team led by Eleanor Palser from the University of California San Francisco has reported the first study looking at how autistic children map out where they feel emotions in their body. The team finds that compared to non-autistic children, the bodily emotion maps of autistic children are more…

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