Noah Britton on echolalia

Autism: give me a chance and I will change everything
Noah Britton
TEDxNewEnglandCollege, 2015

4:00
I’m hypersensitive to intonation or inflexion

In elementary school I’d judge phrases not based on the content but based on the rhythm of the meter, and so I’d speak in this incredible odd way …

4:30 Why some people have echolalia: we’re judging what we hear based on the inflexion, the intonation and the meter, rather than the words:
– “Hi! How are you doing today?”
– “Hi! How are you doing today?”

psychological reactance