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Caetextia — context blindness caused by an inability to keep track of multiple interconnecting variables and to reprioritise any change in those variables by referring to a wider field that contains the history of them. This causes people with caetextia to resort to one of two mental modus operandi: logical, straight-line thinking or thinking by random associations.
Joe Griffin and Ivan Tyrrell first coined the term "caetextia" in 2007 to describe the most dominant manifestation of autistic behaviour at the highest levels of the autistic spectrum. Their first publication of this idea is in an article you can read on this site. This article was first published in the Human Givens Journal Vol 15, No 4 (2008) and the paper presented and illustrated with numerous filmed examples of Caetextic behaviour at a MindFields College Advanced Studies Course and also at the Human Givens Institute Conference in 2009.
Watch a video of Joe Griffin explaining caetextia:
The REM state, Caetextia and the development of self-concept