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I'm on the spectrum and don't feel any emotional disconnect unless my blood sugar drops (usually from forgetting to eat or sleep.) When that happens, it's like part of my brain just... goes to sleep. I'm still awake, but I have a really hard time producing or sensing any emotions. My loved ones tell me 'it's like talking to a robot and not [PhineasTCat].'

The weirdest part is I can physically feel that part of my brain isn't awake; it's like a weight in my head, pressing on my eyes. When I was little I called it 'the brain fuzzies.'

Oh wow. I experience those sensations but I've never directly associated them with decreased emotions. In hindsight, that does seem accurate though. For me it's the weight pressing on my eyes and sometimes a slight tingly sensation somewhere.

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