I’ve signed up with NIH and with UCSD to be a crash-test guinea pig for their autism studies. I’ve been paid richly to do this–not in the few dollars cash which they give me but in the insights I receive. These insights may or may not be accurate deductions of what they are testing for. I could be making them up completely. Doesn’t matter. They’re valuable.
Yesterday NIH called with a questionnaire about sensory processing, one which I have answered on paper at least three times now.
The upshot, in case I get interrupted or fall asleep at the keyboard, is that I think I was being tested to see if autism gives me an immunity to being influenced by social opinion–say, those of “Trump’s Willing Executioners”. I’m pretty sure it does.