an introduction i guess. I don't really see it as a disability as such, but i am neurodivergent in the ways that I learn and some would consider those divergences, disabilities, i guess.
I think i might have slight dyslexia and dyscalculia (or MIS, i'm not sure as am still waiting on evaulation regarding colour, but essentially i mix up numbers and letters am photosensitive, colour sensitive and get migraines) although i was never diagnoised cause my dad's a hippy with a distrust of the 'system'.
I also don't get any mental imagery, (( more info on thatCollapse )
anyway i think mental imagery is one of those things that everyone falls on the spectrum somewhere and its just a diversity within the population, but it seems that education does tend towards the majority and being in the minority of any spectrum can have its disavantages.
for example, I think that it is unclear when talking about a 'visual thinker' if they take in information most effectivally when it is presented in a visual format (text, graphic, schema)as opposed to audio etc) because it is easier to follow (like i do) or if they rely on visual recall to remember what was presented to them and therefore prefer information presented in a way that is easy to recreate as an image (graphic, schema etc)
anyway i could go on, but will leave it for the moment.
Anyway. i'm studying neuroscience and i think all different ways of thinking, processing and perciving are beautiful and interesting and have their own benifits and disadvantages.
I'm interested to see the thoughts regarding education and learning and how different neuroabilites are catered for within education systems.