Quinn Koeneman

Monticello, IL, United States

About Quinn

Bio

I have a mild form of autism, and like to think differently. I've tried to use my syndrome productively, through art, writing, and new ideas.

Languages

English

An idea worth spreading

what if certain mental disorders like asperger's syndrome were just different kinds of brains, and what can people who think differently provide for us?

I'm passionate about

finding beauty in art, making pretty pictures, and promoting neurodiversity

Talk to me about

art, autism, writing, dreams

People don't know I'm good at

taking different perspectives.

My TED story

I have a mild form of autism, and like to think differently. I've tried to use my syndrome productively, through art, writing, and new ideas. Artistically, I find value in showing unique perspectives on a world everybody sees

Comments & conversations

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Quinn Koeneman
Posted almost 4 years ago
Temple Grandin: The world needs all kinds of minds
I'll give you credit for the fact that there is a trend. I am a gamer, and I have asperger's syndrome. but not only is your theory absurdly offensive and bigoted, it has two fundamental flaws. most plausible cause-theories (no, vaccines aren't plausible) say autism is genetic. not only do they have supporting evidence (multiple cases within a family, genetic traits such as the fathers often being partially or fully colorblind, and even a couple of pinpointed sections of code that might be the cause) but most scientists consider it fact. the other major problem is that the correlation is reversed what you believe. instead of suggesting that an entertainment medium that has no physical way of effecting brain function on such a drastic level causes autism, which symptoms start showing up for before the person is old enough for gaming, what if auties and aspies (what we call eachother) were attracted to gaming? it fits our social limitations well. also, autism came way before videogames.