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Thank you. This is very interesting. I am neurologically typical (NT) and I suspect there is also a lot of variation amongst NT people. If I am walking just to get somewhere and am "in my head" thinking intently about things, I might not notice much or remember much about the walk. If not, my attention goes here and there. Even when thinking about things, my attention can be pulled by little things, breaks in the pattern. Where the video is different from my experience, is the sensory amplification, of light and sound. It makes sense that would lead to cognitive overwhelm and therefore some anxiety. As a NT, I notice that if I don't have a good organization system, I can experience that sense of overwhelm. Many NT people I know are often overwhelmed, and therefore anxious trying to cognitively manage everything that is happening in their lives and their sensory experience in the moment. It's good to learn about how autistic persons experience things somewhat differently, and also to appreciate how we are all in this together!
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Thank you very much for sharing your perspective Lisa :)
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