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Autism and the predictive brain : absolute thinking in a relative world / Peter Vermeulen.


"What if our previous teachings and beliefs regarding processing stimuli, reading emotions, and understanding human behavior is all untrue? In this book, Peter Vermeulen investigates new findings on the predictive brain and what these insights mean for autism and current interventions. Recent research has shown that the classic ideas about how the human brain first needs to process incoming information about the world before it can react are no longer tenable. Rather, to survive in the volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous environment of modern society, what we need is a brain that predicts the world quickly and unconsciously, while taking proper account of the context. This book explains the new theories relating to the predictive brain, summarising some of the more recent highly technical research studies about the predictive mind and autism into as accessible and understandable language as possible. Shedding new light on the predictive brain and its relation to autism, the chapters lead readers to the inevitable conclusion that many of the current interventions used in connection with autism urgently need updating and outline possibilities for revising. This approachable book synthesizes advanced research for professionals across disciplines working with people with autism spectrum disorder along with readers who have or have family members with ASD"-- Provided by publisher.

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  • Physical Description: 165 pages ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: Abingdon, Oxon ; Routledge, 2023.

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General Note:
"This book was first published by Pelckmans Publishers in 2021"-- title page.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Biographical or Historical Data:
Peter Vermeulen, PhD, is an internationally respected lecturer/trainer in the field of autism and has written several books. In 2019, Peter received the Passwerk Lifetime Achievement Award for his more than 30 years of work in the autism field in Belgium.
Language Note:
Translated from the Dutch.
Subject: Autism spectrum disorders > Treatment.
Decision making > Psychological aspects.
Autism > Treatment.
Asperger's syndrome > Treatment.
Cognitive neuroscience.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Poplar Bluff - Main Library 616.85 VERMEULEN (Text) 38420101799795 NEW ADULT DISPLAY - BOOKS Checked out 06/09/2023

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