Part 5: My Personal Journey Through this Empathy Series

This thought experiment has been profound in helping me to understand some of the differences in neurotypical and Aspergian empathy. I knew already that the identity of someone neurotypical is social and emotional, whereas the identity of the aspie is experiential and knowledge-based; however, what that means and how it translates in a given situation is rarely so thoroughly examined.


Part 2: Empathy Case Study – Feedback

The Autistic Brain

The autistic brain does intake and process empathy (and every other sensation) differently from the neurotypical brain. How each person on the spectrum experiences these differences will vary depending on how much his or her brain is divergent from the neurotypical wiring.