Journal of Neurology, Psychiatry and Brain Research:

ABSTRACT: Autism can most clearly be understood from the inside looking out. Those who are looking in have no frame of reference by which to readily understand what it is they are observing. Autism is neither neurodevelopmental nor a disorder. It is simply an inherent neurophysiological difference in how the brain processes information. We who are autistic live in a specialized inner space that is entirely intellectual, free from emotional and social distractions. We observe the world in scholarly detail but without any emotional attachment to what we see.