Saturday, January 29, 2005

Autistics do not read People magazine

This story says:
"One of the main problems in people with autism is that they don't find it very motivating to look at other individuals," Platt said. "And even when they do, they can't seem to assess information about that individual's importance, intentions or expressions."
So autism researchers have figured out how to train monkeys to trade juice for pictures of the rear ends of high-ranking monkeys. The next step is to drug the monkeys to mimic autism. The hope is to explain why autistics do not subscribe to People magazine.

Who ever decided that it is normal to want to read People magazine?

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