I want to thank you for your excellent contributions to the thread.
And I will certainly comment to your reply where my MBT
knowledge would allow me to do so.
So let me start with your with your very first statement which is a great point :
I ponder if we might need to first explore other factors before much meaningful information can be gleaned:
This is spot on !
To me this is much the purpose of our forum is to explore every avenue of a topic. It is to share ideas and information in a "team approach" as to improve all of our knowledge and understanding of MBT
1) Streams and filters. MBT posits any of our experience (pmr, npmr, dream) is a stream. There are filters in the pmr stream, for example, that help shape and restrict the experience. Rose colored glasses if you will. One thing we might need to understand is if the filters are completely different or some shared.
First of all I have to admit I am very weak in this concept of Filters that effect data streams and I plan to do some studying on this MBT
concept as soon as this evening.
Meanwhile I am hopeful that Ted, Linda
or one of our other experienced forumers would be able to give you some feedback on some of the idea you present here. It looks to me on the surface that any one of your 8 - sub sectioned ideas (1A - 1H) are worthy of come consideration and comment.
In addition , I wanted to mention something I have been meaning to bring up. And this sure sounds like it may be relevant to the points your raising here William
On many occasions I have heard Tom
mention that the main difference between the PMR
- us and the Dream -us
, is the Dream -us
, is us
at the "being level" only.. so without the "intellect side" of us.
. And i would also mention based on my own dream recall I certainly can identify the " Dream - Brian"
being different from the " PMR- Brian "
.. And the "differences' i have noted are much in the manner which Tom
is suggesting here. So in addition to this having some bearing I am sure on "streams and filters ",
I was also wondering if others on the forum have identified these differences between their " Dream - selves"
and their " PMR - selves"
2) If Asperger's subject N has dream X, how do we compare that to subject Y who may have same type of dream without aspersers? Who makes such comparisons? I think that is the "hard problem" in such research. I suppose you could gleen some preponderance of the evidence, but would need a large sample size from *multiple different groups.
I fully agree here William,
and your point is well taken. If your willing to allow me to count my earlier research data from Autistic A
. Than we have a sample pool of just 2.
I did try to keep this in mind however, by not making too many "Aspergers- related" assertions and keeping most of my analysis more to the detailed and high confidence dream recall of Autistic B
. So many of my postings which are more "dream related " I think than "aspergers- related" .
At least I hope this to be the case ! LOL
Lot of food for thought here, though William
Many thanks again,