Monday, April 09, 2007

Did Mr. Darcy Have Asperger's?

At first I thought this was a bit silly, but upon further reflection, maybe it demonstrates that people on the spectrum have been around for a very long time, and represent a predictable, recurring aspect of human nature.

I may touch more on this after I finish reading Unstrange Minds, a new book on autism written by a medical anthropologist. It explores the labels we give to different human behaviors. So far it is really good.



Thinking about it he does seem to have autistic tendencies.

Eric said...

Forgive the random post on the subject.
I am very excited about new research pointing to an inability to metabolise fatty acids as being a major contributor towards child autism. We are currently supplementing with l-carnitine and are seeing great results!