Prepare to enter the wild and wooly world of an adult with Aspergers Syndrome, a form of autism characterized by intellignce, quirks, social difficulties and downright strange and oddish behaviours.

People with Aspergers generally are high functioning in everyday life but have great difficulty connecting with others due to the inability to read faces, body language and subtle verbal clues. They also tend to take words literally and have a hard time multi-tasking.

Oversensitivity to touch (clothing has to be soft and often the tags removed), light (do not leave home without the sunglasses), sound (loud noises and noisey places are avoided), taste (many Aspies have quite a limited diet and are frequently very picky eaters) and smells makes the everyday existence more of a challenge.

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To find out more about what Aspergers is..please check out my earliest blog entries

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

When I read, I hear the authors voice

I caught myself doing it again today; I was reading an interesting article on the net and in my head, I heard a male voice with a cockney accent, pronouncing the words. The author had no name or photo on the page I was reading, no hint of who they were, female or male. So I searched. A few clicks later and here is a photo of the author, an older gentlemen. I don't know where he is from or even if the voice I'm hearing in my head, reading word by word, is how he speaks.
 I've yet to find a name for this phenomenon. It makes no logical sense.
 This has happened to me repeatedly, throughout my life. I pick up a book, I hear either: my own voice (which has only become the predominant reading voice in the past couple years, a male voice or a female voice. I'll hear accents, and tones that may be the authors.
 I try and test myself, at times. I'll just pick up a magazine, start reading and listen to try and describe the gender, age and accent of the writer. I haven't done this in awhile. This cockney, accent, older gentlemans writing was quite distinct and prominent, so this is really the first time I've tested it in awhile.
 Not sure what to call it...or if it even Has a name. I'm assured that I'm not making it up, as this is just too weirdy to make up.
 I remember how odd it was, a couple years back, when I heard my own voice in my head reading. I'm guessing it's just something to take for granted. But, I really couldn't find my own voice until recently. I don't know. Maybe the fact that I couldn't hear my own voice allowed me to pretend I was hearing the author read to me.
 So many questions. No answers.
 Just thought I'd mention it in hopes of finding someone else who has experienced something so distinctly odd.