One evening I was in the pub with my girlfriend, we’d had some food and a few drinks and were about to make our way home. As I waited for her to go to the toilet before we left I stood at the bar and a very drunk guy came up to me and started … More I Don’t Like Football: Theory of Mind affects everyone.
Not quite, most of them are dead and many of them were in fact people who fought for human rights of all kinds or artists and most of them were black anyway. John Coltrane firmly falls into hero status for me, not only the father of modern jazz and one of the creators of the … More All My Heroes are dead… and racist.
I can’t fucking sleep. Its 2:30 am according to my phone, I feel like I’ve woken up naturally but it turns out to be some serious acid reflux making me very uncomfortable. Why are all those other lucky people able to sleep right now and not me? There’s around 8.5 million people in London, and … More Off the Grid and Out of the Loop: The battle with structure.
I had an idea for a novel, it was going to be called “Neuro” and was based in a world populated by a majority of people with Autism. The title comes from the name Neuro-diverse which some people with Autism like to be called, as it is a Neurological condition and the diversity is a … More Neuro: Imagine a world populated by people with Autism.
Unity makes us feel good, joining together with other like-minded people gives a sense of belonging, a sense that there are others who think like you when often you feel like everyone else is crazy and you’re the only sane person around. Take London for example, because it’s where I live. There is nearly 9 … More Protest, Protest, Protest: The behaviour of fighting back
Hello all, Very pleased to announce the release of my second book Control and Meaning: An Analysis of Everyday Behaviours. click here to buy on a special countdown deal for the next week, get in early to get it cheap! Do we understand why people do what they do, why we do what we do? What gets … More New book out now!
Upon leaving work one evening on a winter evening (meaning it was already dark) I walked past a basement level house with their curtains open. The image I saw stood out strongly, in this particular room which I hadn’t noticed before was an aquarium. It was quite large, I guess around a metre long. … More Staring at Empty Aquariums: the ethereal nature of life in the 21st Century
Anyone who has ridden a London bus will know full well what it’s like to view conflict. People start arguments frequently, occasionally these turn violent but mostly it’s just verbal. On a recent bus journey listening to some music on my headphones as usual, I always listen to music when on my own, because I … More The Man Who Walks Backwards.
Slightly convoluted title, and a little humour in that but this is both a serious and absurd subject. I was thinking recently about certain social rules and whether or not they made sense or were in fact helpful. Much of my work in managing behaviour is addressing behaviours that are socially unacceptable. A person … More Social rules: Useful piece of evolutionary development, or stupid and pointless barrier to getting along.
Been busy editing and working on finishing my new book, but also working on some other new pieces, here’s one for you. The Forces of Habits. “I can’t make tough decisions” A young man I work with who has Autism says this phrase frequently, this could be about something as simple as the choice between … More The Forces of Habits