Re: Cortical Layers

Date: Fri Nov 04 2005 - 11:54:39 MST

Michael Vassar wrote:
> 7 cortical layers? Maybe Douglas Adams was onto something with respect
> to mice. Or maybe area and volume matter but so do specific
> adaptations, as I suggested.
> By the way, does anyone here suspect that Autism has nothing to do with
> "low empathy" or no "theory of mind" but rather with low empathy with
> normal humans due to the sheer magnitude of differences?

I am not so sure: that would not explain the incidence of things like
referring to the self in the third person, and similar traits. That kind
of evidence seems to point to an inability to "get" the concept of Self
(and by implication, Other), rather than a general problem of a different
type of mind.

Richard Loosemore.

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