Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Monty’s First Joke

Today at 6.30 in the morning something very unexpected happened;  Monty, aged 10 with ASD, made his first joke.  For a boy of few words this is quite a big step.

“I hit my head and now I can see birdies”
Elder brother Ted, when he finally arose, was impressed. It was very much his kind of humour, making a joke about your own weaknesses.

Regular readers will know that we are currently investigating the role of the vagus nerve in autism; all I can say is that nobody mentioned that the vagus nerve also mediates your sense of humour.  It may just be a happy coincidence, but this happened within 24 hours of our latest little experiment.  


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