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  1. Who watches TV with the sound off / mute on? I used to do this years ago for company while doing other things (practicing guitar). Over time I found it really interesting watching the body language, eyes, gestures etc. Its interesting in newsy type debates and seems to show who believes their points of view and who pretends. I find that in a way it exposes peoples behaviour and especially their level of authenticity without the distraction of words. I eventually stopped, as it spoilt the 'getting lost in the fantasy' aspect of movies as I was too aware of the acting and camera angles etc. I had intellectualised it to the point of spoiling the common entertainment value. Anyway, I have found myself starting to do this again. My partner likes news type programmes. When she goes out I put the TV on mute ... just now watching some very disingenuous, slippery characters on a debate programme while noodling on guitar reminded me of how body language and facial expression perception improves when the words are absent. I also find it strangely calming and contributes to mental clarity. Anyone else do this? .... Thoughts?
  2. So I think Derren Brown is amazing. I went to see him live a couple of years a go and he really does have wow factor. The main reason I really like him is because he never claims supernatural powers or magic, he always states that his tricks and illusions are all through the power of suggestion and other tricks and techniques to do with manipulating the mind. So I wonder...would he find doing tricks on Aspies difficult? We don't have the same body language, so reading us would be hard for him and I doubt manipulating us with his body language would work either being that our brains can't physically read people. However, I did also think that due to our inability to "read between the lines" it might make us quite susceptible, because I don't know about you guys, but I'm quite gullible when people tell me things, so maybe that could be a factor... So do you think Derren Brown would work on you?
  3. Myrtonos

    Face recognition

    It has been observed that many aspies have prosapagnosia. Speaking from personal experience, I often don't recognise someone if they are in different clothes from what I am used to seeing on them, or if they dye their hair (differently).
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