The human brain is indeed a magnificent work of art. A huge number of individuals even believe that we are using only 10% of our brain and it is suggested that a person may harness this unused potential and increase intelligence. Regardless if the claim is true or not, there is no denying that different brains create distinctive art and this is quite apparent as we are blessed with many artists from around the world. However, did you know that people with conditions like autism & auditory processing disorder are able to create different & distinctive art as well that is in comparison to the norm?
Autism is a common issue in the present and a number of families face added challenges in raising their child. Autism is considered to be a mental condition which becomes noticeable from early childhood. It can be characterized by difficulty in communicating and forming relationships with other people and in using language and abstract concepts. The same can also be said with regards to auditory processing disorder which is a condition that makes it troublesome for kids to recognize subtle differences between sounds in words. This can affect their ability to process what other people are saying making it quite problematic to start a conversation. The reason behind this is that that they are unable to process what they hear in the same way other kids do due to the fact their ears and brain don’t fully coordinate.
Even with such conditions, this did not stop many individuals to achieve their goals and dreams in life. It can be shown that auditory processing disorder helps creativity and history has shown that a number of artists in the past as well as in the present made it to the top despite of the disabilities that they are facing. Science has revealed the brain of artists to be unique in some ways anyway. Researchers believe that artists have brains that are structurally different from non-artists according to a study published in Neurolmage.
Famous example of this is the famed physicist, Albert Einstein who was known to show signs of autistic tendencies. At a very early age Einstein was very intelligent however, found his language difficult at times, and had difficulty learning in school which is due to the fact that he has problems with social interactions while also having tactile sensitivity. The same can also be said with other famous artists and innovators such as Mozart, Newton, Darwin and many more.
The people listed above face problems with regards to processing visual, auditory, tactile, olfactive, gustatory, vestibular, and proprioceptive information from the environment around them. As a result, difficulties with taking in, processing, and responding to sensory information is what this neurological disorder maybe causing them. With that being said, as mentioned earlier, the human brain is wonderful piece of art and has the ability to adapt to certain situations they are facing. Autism & auditory processing disorder is not considered to be a lost cause as many were able to find success behind their disabilities. It is good to hear that the disabled communities are able to turn their negative traits into positive ones and all of this is made possible with the help of support groups as well as with their family, friends and loved ones.