Meet My Brain - A Field Guide to Aspergers

Meet My Brain - A Field Guide to Aspergers

A podcast about late-diagnosed adult Autism (aka High Functioning Autism) and the traits that affect those of us who are differently wired. You'll also hear opinions about research with a goal of adding autistic voices to future studies. Includes some fun stuff too!

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November 28, 2021 8 min

Do you have piles of self-help books that didn’t work? It’s not you!

Have you heard that things happen for a reason? Is that a) a scientific fact, b) a spiritual concept, c) something people say when things go terribly wrong.

You may have heard you can find true, lasting, mind-blowing love by following simple self-help advice. Are you buying it? Maybe you’re just not doing it right and need to read another book. Or you can listen t...

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Do you follow a request with an apology for asking? If you struggle with social communication you might think it's necessary. Hear an alternative way to ask for what you want. #ActuallyAutistic

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November 5, 2021 9 min

Do you find yourself focusing on the worst possible outcome? This might explain it.

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October 18, 2021 7 min

Ever feel like you’re getting way too excited over something that hasn’t happened yet? It seems like your imagination goes wild and it feels great! Could it be a variation of rumination?

Reactions to the news of something important can feel so good that the brain sees all kinds of possibilities. Pretty soon, a person can be planning their life around something that is mere speculation.

Probably not perseveration, doubtful it"s ru...

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October 8, 2021 8 min

NEW EPISODE: Saying “I’m Autistic” - Who have you told you’re autistic? Were you believed? Revealing yourself to a few people can have some expected and unexpected reactions.  Hear a perspective about both sides of the conversation. 

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October 1, 2021 4 min

Therapists say you’re not autistic based on study results that just don’t add up. Hear about the real numbers that challenge years of faulty research.

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September 24, 2021 7 min

If you’re autistic you might struggle with speaking up for yourself. Here’s what happened when I did and what can make it easier in the future.


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September 2, 2021 15 min

NEW EPISODE! Is your stylus stuck in an endless loop and you like it that way? Tune into the newest episode “Music” on Meet My Brain and set it to continuous play. Volume up! You’ll like what you hear.

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August 18, 2021 18 min

Job Interview Questions-How comfortable are you with job interviews? Hear about the questions you may be asked and how to answer using this confidence-boosting method.

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August 10, 2021 25 min

Some jobs put a strain on autistic traits and sensitivities. Sampling a variety can help identify what works best for you.  Sensory issues can make some work environments difficult. Going in too many directions at the same time can hamper productivity. Hear actual experiences that make a difference in finding the perfect fit. 

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August 3, 2021 12 min

Autistics aren't limited to working in STEM careers. Autistic traits are valuable in law, psychology, medicine, teaching and more. Knowing what to look for can lead to a good match. First, you might have to kiss a few frogs. (Try different things)

Here's a link to the US Department of Labor job information site which lists almost any job you can think of and tons more you've never heard of.  Check out the current employ...

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July 23, 2021 14 min

Perfect hair, perfect clothes, perfect job, perfect life...do you struggle to be perfect? You might be setting yourself up for rejection. Is perfection possible? Hear why it can be destructive to your self-esteem and your relationships. 

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July 6, 2021 25 min

It's something many autistics do--think and think and think. It's natural for us to analyze and find answers. Sometimes a good thing can be too much and cause stress and frustration. It's not pleasant. Listen to this episode to learn more about the types and causes of rumination.

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June 8, 2021 1 min

It's almost here! Season 1 is complete and Season 2 is on its way! Are you ready for another great season? There are amazing episodes coming as the podcast celebrates 20,000+ downloads since January! Thank you for your support of Meet My Brain - A Field Guide to Aspergers.  

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May 27, 2021 12 min

How do you make an extreme male brain? Start with male-female stereotypes, add testosterone, mix in "scientific" research until you have a nice strong bias and serve! Voila! Find out if this is real science in the new episode: The Myth of the Extreme Male Brain 

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May 21, 2021 21 min

If you have ever encountered a bully at work, particularly a boss, this is the only way to handle one. This advice is different than what you’ve heard because standing up to a bully or confronting one is not the answer. What’s the best way to deal with a bully? Hear how this unconventional advice works.

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Systematizing is said by some researchers to be one of the most important criteria for diagnosing autism. These scientists believe that people high in systematizing are low in empathizing. Is this true? This episode is the second of a 3-paet series about the Extreme Male Brain.

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May 10, 2021 10 min

Is there an Extreme Male Brain? The first of three episodes looks at empathy and its role in the autistic brain. Learn why some researchers say autistics’ male brain is why we don’t understand peoples’ feelings.

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Is writing easy for you? Every day we encounter written communication in many forms, from signs to reports, emails to text messages. This episode is a quick look at one thing that makes writing difficult for some–understanding the reader’s expectations.

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April 23, 2021 16 min

Do you live your life in extremes? Yes, no. Bad, good. Always, never? Black and white thinking might be the reason. The autistic brain is wired to see things as absolutes. Is it possible to create your own gray area? Hear how to embrace black and white thinking and use it to your advantage.

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