Saturday, June 17, 2017

Executive Dysfunction

A surprise to no one, I'm having the worst time trying to write something about Executive Dysfunction (aka Executive Function Disorder). Executive function is a set of brain processes that allow you to organize yourself and get something done. EFD shows up in neurodiverse brains (autism, ADHD, etc.).
This comic from XKCD shows what EFD can be like on a good day. A bad day is all of these balloons (plus random unrelated ones that shine even brighter) swirled together in an impossible tornado that whirls tightly around you while you try to pick out steps for functioning in an organized manner.