For awhile now I’ve been fascinated by research suggesting “sustained connectivity” in autistic brains, and that sustained connectivity being correlated with “symptom severity” (although, strangely, only in “social impairment” and not in “cognitive function”). What I’m wondering is if there’s any research out there on how “sustained connectivity” in autistic brains posssibly relates to the question of autism as a kind of trauma upon the autistic brain? I did find one paper suggesting “shared underlying mechanisms” between autism and PTSD but as I haven’t been able to find a copy of the paper itself I don’t know if anything like “sustained connectivity” plays a part in its analysis of mechanisms. I’ve talked at length about these questions before and maybe because I appear to be relapsing into my post-diagnosis autistic burnout I am thinking about them again.

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