Works

Alan Griswold


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Autistic Symphony
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Autistic Symphony offers a unique look at the fascinating subject of autism. Challenging the psychiatric and scientific perspectives that focus exclusively on disabilities and impairments, Autistic Symphony celebrates the challenges and rewards experienced by every autistic individual, and argues that far from being a medical monster, autism is one of our culture's greatest strengths.

Through five essays incorporating viewpoints from biology, history, anthropology, religion, science, art and philosophy, Autistic Symphony explores the possibility autism has much to tell us about our species, and about the development of its modern civilizations.



Autistic Songs
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Continuing in the spirit of his earlier work Autistic Symphony, Griswold's Autistic Songs challenges the conventional wisdom surrounding autism, and highlights the many unrecognized achievements arising from humanity's autistic population.

Through an eclectic collection of essays, aphorisms, reviews and poems, Autistic Songs demonstrates that when viewed in broader context, autism can provide invaluable insights into the nature of intelligence, language, logic, evolution, and humanity itself.



Concerto for Intelligence
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Continuing in the tradition of his earlier works Autistic Symphony and Autistic Songs, Griswold's Concerto for Intelligence challenges the conventional wisdom regarding the subject of human intelligence and offers an entirely new perspective on the intriguing problem posed by the Flynn effect.

Through a collection of eight diverse essays, Concerto for Intelligence explores a broad range of captivating topics, providing unique insights into the nature of intelligence, biology, mathematics and autism.



Autistic Rhapsody
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Consolidating and expanding upon the ideas from his previous works (Autistic Symphony, Autistic Songs, and Concerto for Intelligence), Griswold's Autistic Rhapsody offers a unique and innovative perspective upon the events of the human revolution, including a compelling explanation for the origin of human behavioral modernity.

Drawing on the notion of Big History for context and perspective, and challenging the conventional wisdom regarding such topics as human evolution, the Flynn effect and autism, Autistic Rhapsody celebrates human history by offering new insights into how that history has unfolded.

Rethinking the Flynn Effect site

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PsyArXiv

A paper describing how the Flynn effect is poorly understood by the intelligence research community.

The paper also provides a concise outline for a model of human intelligence that accepts the Flynn effect as valid, fundamental and enduring.

A Field Theory of Human Intelligence site

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PsyArXiv

A paper outlining a field theory approach to describing human intelligence.

The paper contrasts this field theory approach with brain-centric models, and discusses how field theory can lead to greater specificity and to a straightforward explanation of the Flynn effect.

Scientific Revolutions, Abductive Reasoning, and Autism site

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PhilSci-Archive

A paper outlining autism's impact upon scientfic revolutions and abductive reasoning.

The paper describes how autistic perceptual characteristics naturally give rise to the abductive-style paradigm shifts that characterize knowledge transformations and scientific revolutions.

Prototypical Autism Is Transformatively Atypical site

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PsyArXiv

A paper discussing the pros and cons of the concept of prototypical autism as presented by Laurent Mottron's research team.

The paper pushes for a more specific description of atypical autistic perception, a recognition of autism's impact on human behavioral modernity, and a return to revolutionary thinking in scientific practice.


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