Therapies and extrinsic motivation

Therapies and extrinsic motivation


Rupert Isaacson: It seems that a lot of autism
therapies that are out there are very much—are a little bit coercive or seem coercive and
based on extrinsic motivation. What do you think of that? Rowan Isaacson: Not good at all. Rupert: And why? Why is that? Rowan: Because autistic children have an overactive
amygdala and it can shut them down. Rupert: When the amygdala is firing up, it
shuts them down? Rowan: Yep. Rupert: That is interesting to know. So no coercion? Rowan: Yes; no coercion at all.

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