44. Diagnosis Posted on July 30, 2015 by Nathan Only a few pages remaining in this intro section! Kept it about the same length as the intro to the Fifth Amendment was. Post navigation If you're on desktop, you can navigate with your left and right arrows. Join the conversation! There are now 7 comments on this chapter's page 44. Diagnosis. What are your thoughts? How plastic is this after childhood? Is someone who grew up in a completely racially homogenous environment without TV doomed to always think that, say “All Asians look alike”? Reply ↓ We’re going to get more into this in the next couple of pages. But it’s not so much an issue of plasticity as it is sheer mathematics. For a (very) loose analogy, imagine you just finished your first year of college with a 0.5 GPA. How many years of straight As would you need to bring it up to a 3.0? Similarly, if you have tons and tons of experience with diagnostics A, then to even begin to build diagnostics B into your prototype you’re going to need tons and tons and tons and tons of experience with it. Not talking about it; not reading about it; not being told about it. Actual real experience. But as I said, we’ll be covering this in more detail over the coming pages. Reply ↓ Nathan, is there a reason why you used jackdaw/crow as an example… Reply ↓ Here’s the thing. You said a “jackdaw/crow is an example.” Is it illustrative? Yes. No one’s arguing that. Reply ↓ Here’s the thing. Reply ↓ Aaaand… whoa Reply ↓ Note: in people with Autism Spectrum Disorders, this competence often fails to naturally develop – we thus have to, in essence, teach ourselves to recognise faces the way a neurotypical person might teach themselves to recognise fish or birds or plants. Reply ↓ Class Participation Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment * Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Δ Post navigation If you're on desktop, you can navigate with your left and right arrows.