LA MUSICALITÀ DELL’ESSERE
CORPO E TEMPO NELLA SINDROME DI ASPERGER
Drawing on the phenomenological background, my paper aims at showing that our subjectivity and our emotional life strictly depend upon two fundamental structures: embodiment and temporality. I will, therefore, account for embodiment and temporality as fundamental for the arising of self-awareness, intersubjective understanding and word perception. In doing so, I will argue for a musicality that characterizes the subject in terms of rhythm, synchrony, and coordination respectively. In the second part, I will apply this account to a specific case study: autism spectrum disorder, and Asperger’s syndrome in particular, which I will describe as a detachment from the intersubjective world due to disruptions at the level of implicit bodily synchrony. In this view, we can affirm that the autism spectrum disorder is characterized by an “interbodyblindness”, that is, a disorder of the intercorporeal, temporal self.