Recently I was enjoying a visit to a Wellington market with my dearest childhood friend. We passed a Psychic and my friend suggested that I get my palm read. I declined. I had my palm read once many years ago and enjoyed applying my analytical brain to how the Palm reader observed my clothing and body language in order to make educated guesses about me. She also asked very clever questions and when she got things wrong glibly covered up her mistakes.
I am a very analytical person and I married an extremely analytical person and both our children are analytical. In fact I believe that all four of us are somewhere on the Autism spectrum. It is because of my personal experiences that I poo poo the below study by the University of Cambridge.
A study conducted by the University of Cambridge has found that your personality dictates your taste in music.Scientists investigated two personality types; those who are more empathetic versus those more analytically minded.They found that empathisers preferred mellower music such as soft rock, jazz and R&B.While those who were more analytic enjoyed intense music like punk, heavy metal and hard rock.The group believe their findings could lead to studies for autism by using music as a framework.
They say people with austism have a lower level of empathy and could extend the research by seeing if music would increase it.-One News