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insight [ˈɪnˌsaɪt]

  1. the ability to perceive clearly or deeply; penetration
  2. a penetrating and often sudden understanding, as of a complex situation or problem
  3. (Psychology) a. the capacity for understanding one's own or another's mental processes b. the immediate understanding of the significance of an event or action
  4. (Psychiatry) the ability to understand one's own problems, sometimes used to distinguish between psychotic and neurotic disorders (William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd, 1979/2003)

The Insights section has been organised around "the traits" of autism as they manifest in my own life. They relate to my personal and professional life as well as my musical activities, as these things are not easily separated. Here you will find the bulk of "data" in the form of evocative writing, music and video and examination of findings derived from the various methodological tools. In many cases these insights have specific implications for myself and others and there are links directly to these posts. This section contains many, many links and related posts. It is easy to get lost hopping about the pond, and I strongly encourage you to do so, but you can always find your way back via the navigation panel should you wish to.