Autistic People Challenge Preconceived Ideas About Rationality

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Some theorists view the brain as a predictive machine that uses experiences to determine what’s likely to happen next. It also uses this prior knowledge with new information to make decisions, which sometimes makes us biased. However, it seems that the brain of a person with autism weighs prior knowledge with new information differently, prioritising new information. This prioritisation causes increased sensitivity to stimuli, and perhaps a more rational, unbiased decision-making process. Read full article here

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