I know some wrongians have studied pickup. In case any are formally diagnosed on the Autism spectrum:
Have you improved a lot socially after studying the game? (even if your overall game isn't rockstar level?)
Would your family say you are easier to get along with now?
Is your stress level better?
We are four formally diagnosed aspies who have found major improvement via the game. We've investigated this thoroughly and now a clinical professor in autism at a major university is going to research this in depth. This is likely to draw major funding as a formal research project.
Yes, that means the changes you have felt may enter the academic system and be available to help aspies all over the world.. not just the few of us who are able to study social dynamics.
But we need your help!
We need more guys willing to go through an interview process with the clinical professor, to talk about their experiences and how your life has changed. (we're doing it too!). This is something very very special and the cornerstone of some big things. You must be formally diagnosed on the autism spectrum (which includes PDD NOS).
This is not about promoting the game. This is about extracting the key pieces out of the game with the goal of helping everyone on the autism spectrum lead happier lives.
We get asked if this is real. Yes, it absolutely is. The reality is that for a small percentage of aspies who get into it, the game has a profound impact on their lives, far beyond anything else available today. The rest aren't advanced enough socially to be able to handle the game. We're doing this to help them because we understand how difficult their lives are. Everyone deserves quality relationships in their lives.
If you're interested, please email us. Of course everything will be 1000% confidential -- we fully understand that both the autism and game aspects of this need to be quiet. And thats why this research is so important, because it hasn't been done before for this reason.
Please, contact us.. even if you're not sure.. we'll show you what we have.. I think you'll be blown away.
Daniel  firstname.lastname@example.org (we're using a throwaway email address for the initial research. but yes, this is 100% real and you will work directly with us.)
I just finished skyping with the organizer of this shindig and I can confirm its legit. If you are formally diagnosed on the autism spectrum and seen improvement after studying pickup I strongly encourage you to send an email.