<< Continued from Considering Others

In normal people, as occurrences that need empathizing are not as frequent as predicting others' actions, and as empathizing is dependent on contexts, which are diverse in different situations, their execution information cannot be, and thus, is not, stored in LB in the usual way, though being repetitive. Instead, the urge to empathize is stored in LB, which motivates a person to empathize. As the need to empathize is produced by LB, and as LB does not generate conscious experiences, the motivation to empathize reaches a person's mind as an "inner feeling", which is the basis of implicit emotions for others. In other words, it is the basis of feeling many people have of helping other people. Typically in such cases, sympathy is pushed by the power of empathy. The strength of such empathizing (and thus, sympathizing) is proportional to how good or bad the circumstances are perceived by the person (i.e. how their VP perceives the circumstances).

With most autistic people, due to low functioning or lack of VP-LB communication or CB-ROMs, the automated predictions of other people's actions and inner feeling of empathizing get affected or do not exist respectively, which results into either slow or no development of "social skills".

Note: In such cases, explicit storage and retrieval of past data is very much possible, as VP can store and retrieve the same (using B-ROM). In other words, the capacity to consciously store and recall past memories is intact in above cases, as it is only the implicit storage and retrieval of data that is affected (in certain situations, explicit storage and retrieval of past data is triggered by LB/VP, in which case, they get affected).

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