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A Concise Guide to Neurodiversity

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This short text is a concise overview of neurodiversity, a neurological concept important to understanding humans and societies.
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This short text is a concise overview of neurodiversity, the natural diversity of human brain functioning including ways that are currently pathologized as disorders. The concept is essential to understanding humans and societies.

About the Author

David Cycleback is Director of Center for Artifact Studies, and an internationally known scholar working in cognitive science, philosophy and artifacts history,. He was runner-up for the International Book Award for Philosophy for Noise Music: Cognitive Psychology, Aesthetics and Epistemology and a four-time Eric Hoffer Award Finalist. In their second printing by China's National Photographic Art Publishing House, his guides Judging the Authenticity of Prints by the Masters and Judging the Authenticity of Photographs were the first comprehensive books on the subjects published in Asia, and Art Perception is one of four books students are recommended to study in preparation for India's Common Entrance Exam for Design (CEED) for postgraduate studies in technical design. He has been a practicum coordinator for the University of Washington, an authenticity researcher for Arizona State University's Society for American Baseball Research, and is a member of the Oxford University Philosophical Society and the International Society for Philosophers. His other books include Cognitive Science of Religion and Belief Systems, Understanding Human Minds and Their Limits, Limits of Science, Philosophy of Artificial Intelligence, and Authenticating Art and Artifacts: An Introduction to Methods and Issues.

  • About the author
  1. Introduction
  2. What is Neurodiversity?
    1. What is normal?
    2. All ways of thinking have positives and negatives, skills and deficits
    3. Neurodiversity beyond human brains
    4. Further reading and videos
    5. References
  3. The Human As Social Animal
    1. Further reading
    2. Discussion questions
    3. References
  4. Cultural Differences As Neurodiversity
    1. An Example of How Environment Affects Visual Perception
    2. Questions
    3. References
  5. Pathology
    1. Some of Today’s Disorders Were Not Always Considered Disorders
    2. Further reading
    3. References
  6. The Neurodiversity Movement
    1. Controversies And Debates
    2. Neurodiversity in schools
    3. Neurodiversity in the workplace
    4. Further reading and resources
    5. Questions
    6. References
About the Author

David Cycleback