Neuroscience Imaging the Asperger Brain

Guest(s): Dr. Janessa Manning, Dr. Chris Plauche

The Asperger brain is different in both its function and anatomy as shown in MRI brain scans. This medical study explains why people diagnosed with High-Functioning Autism or Aspergers Syndrome cannot read social cues, thus ‘acting’ differently. It is not bad behavior, it comes from a brain that is different!

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Gabriela Lemos was born in Porto Alegre, Brasil, and was raised in San Antonio, Texas. She is currently a student at UTSA, graduating in December 2014 with a Bachelor degree in English. Brie states that she loves language and words, and the way in which people communicate with each other. She has always been interested and attracted to the autism community. “I find those on the spectrum to be incredible in so many ways, and I believe we can all learn from each other in our different strengths and weaknesses. I would love to use my talents to aid those who are not as strong in areas which I have confidence, and in turn receive an infinite amount of lessons and aid from those who I work with. Everything you send out, comes back to you, and I plan to practice sending out love and compassion every day”. We feel so fortunate to offer Brie’s talent of writing as well as her passion for autism awareness every week through our Aspergers101 Weekly.

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4 thoughts on “Neuroscience Imaging the Asperger Brain

  1. I am 45 and last week had a test to diagnosis me with Aspergers..or shall I say high functioning aspergers…this is all new to me but the symptoms and behaviours have always been there now it just has a name. I always have felt my brain was different I have begged my Doctors and counselors to examine my brain.. this video was imformative to me…and confirms to me that there actually is a difference (and would still like a scan done on my brain). For now tho I will just educate myself more..like I said I’m finding out so much about “myself”..finally somethings are making since about how I been living and coping with high functioning Aspergers. Thank You

  2. As a certified Neurotherapist are you aware of any treatment protocols for Asperger’s syndrome…any abnormal brain wave activity on 10/20 locations…if so which wave patterns are in effect?

  3. Too many of my 51 years I’ve struggled to fit – especially as a kid / teen / young adult, till I got to the point of ‘Oh f* it’ – finally I am diagnosed as Aspergers, purely by chance – no thanks to many Drs / psychologists I’ve seen for 30yrs, who didn’t know to consider Aspergers is female too, or to chronic underfunding in mental health services. So it’s nice to finally know why I feel like an alien, & that it wasn’t actually my fault, despite everyone, inc. myself, blaming me – What really irks me is ignorants terming it as a negative, the ‘Can it be cured?’ – WHY the @* would you even want to ‘cure’ genius?! Intelligence, integrity, honesty, empathy, fairness, deep thinking, questioning, lack of bigotry, artistic, musical, engineering, scientific talents? – only ‘problems’ are social side because others make it so with their rigid intolerance & lack of understanding. Needs to be more awareness of Aspergers in young girls, so it’s diagnosed quicker & you don’t spend a life-time wondering – But is better than when I grew up in the evil dark-ages.

  4. Too many of my 51 years I’ve wasted struggling to fit – as a kid / teen / young adult, till I got to the point of ‘Oh fk it’ – finally I am diagnosed as Aspergers, purely by chance – no thanks to the many Drs / psychologists I’ve seen for 30yrs, who didn’t know to consider Aspergers is female too. So it’s nice to finally know why I feel like an alien, & that it wasn’t actually my fault, despite everyone, inc. myself, blaming me – What really irks me is those terming it as a negative, the ‘Can it be cured?’ – WHY the @* would you even want to ‘cure’ genius?! Intelligence, integrity, honesty, empathy, fairness, deep thinking, questioning, lack of bigotry, artistic, musical, engineering, scientific talents? – only ‘problems’ are social side because others make it so with their rigid intolerance & lack of understanding. Needs to be more awareness of Aspergers in young girls, so it’s diagnosed quicker & you don’t spend a life-time wondering – But it IS better than when I grew up in the evil dark-ages 🙂