Neurodiversity and the Ecology of Thought

What does it mean for a brain or mind to malfunction? This question is at the heart of the challenge raised by neurodiversity proponents who have argued that disabilities like autism or dyslexia may in fact be “natural variations” rather than pathological conditions. Some scientists dismiss the neurodiversity perspective as being at odds with scientific consensus. However, I have just published new theoretical research in Perspectives on Psychological Science that provides reason to think neurodiversity proponents may have been right all along. ….[READ]