What's the opposite of diversity?
Time for a sexy neu look?
Can we unpack and explore all diversity together to raise consciousness and improve all quality of life? "If only!" I hear the cry... I propose that we not only revisit this word 'neuro-diversity' that has become so commodified and categorised lately, but we use this construct as a lens through which to view the diversity of *all* experience.
Neuroperception, a word reserved for 'early visual experience and face processing' should perhaps be widened to include awareness of all other neuro-sensory experience and perception, throughout life. It is each and everyone's unique way of perceiving, that humans should aim to be more aware of, and intrinsically, celebrating together.
Just to be clear - Neurodiversity is a term originally coined by Australian sociologist, Judy Singer, in the late-1990s, who said:
“Neurodiversity is a term that refers to an obvious and indisputable feature of Earth's biosphere.”
“Neurodiversity refers to the virtually infinite neuro-cognitive variability within Earth’s human population. It points to the fact that every human has a unique nervous system with a unique combination of abilities and needs.”
“Neurodiversity is a subset of Biodiversity, a term mostly used for the purpose of advocating for the conservation of species.”
Perhaps there is a case for a 'neu-rheo' way of being, where we begin with the premise that all humans are all one being, and all phenomena and experience is one flowing (rheo) single phenomenal experience, always new (neu). And the perceived universe is a single organism, perceiving itself, and by our submission to this, we might move towards a pure reflection or refraction, away from the ever-multiplying influences of fragmentary reductionism, vain ideas and unfolding crises and labelling of divided selves.
I don't know.