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Imprinted Brain

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Badcock sets out a radical new theory of the mind based on the recent discovery of genomic imprinting. He uses psychiatric case m... Weiterlesen
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Beschreibung

Klappentext Badcock sets out a radical new theory of the mind based on the recent discovery of genomic imprinting. He uses psychiatric case material to show how many of the symptoms of psychosis can be shown to be the mental mirror-images of those of autism. This new theory casts intriguing new light on topics such as the nature of genius. Zusammenfassung Badcock sets out a radical new theory of the mind based on the recent discovery of genomic imprinting. He uses psychiatric case material to show how many of the symptoms of psychosis can be shown to be the mental mirror-images of those of autism. This new theory casts intriguing new light on topics such as the nature of genius.

Autorentext

Christopher Badcock was educated at Maidstone Grammar School and The London School of Economics, where he graduated with a First in Sociology and Social Anthropology. Seeking to find a sound evolutionary, genetic, and neuro-scientific basis for psychoanalysis, he realized that research into autism completely discredited Freud but suggested a completely new basis for understanding the mind and mental illness. With the help of the leading Canadian bio-scientist, Bernard Crespi, he was eventually able to consolidate these insights into the imprinted brain theory outlined here and published many co-authored papers on the subject. Christopher Badcock is the author of a dozen books, and today teaches courses on evolutionary psychology, genetics, and sociobiology at the London School of Economics. He lives in London.

Inhalt

Preface.; Introduction.; 1. Autism and Its Compensations: Autism, Schizophrenia, and Asperger's syndrome. Savants and savantism. People people and things people. Mechanistic or systemizing?; 2. Deficits in Mind: Not seeing the wood for the trees. Mind-blindness. Mentalism. From attention to intention; 3. From Gaze to Grandeur: Delusions of gaze. The why and how of passion and persecution. Conspiracies and magic. The sense of self in ASD and psychosis.; 4. Cancers of the Mind: Memory, self-deception and candour. Hyper-mentalism. Magic and religion. Mental metastasis.; 5. The Battle of the Sexes in the Brain: Strange inheritance. The extreme male brain. Selfish genius. The paternal and maternal brains. Mother's baby - father's? Maybe!; 6. Sex and Psychosis: The X in psychosis. Psychosis, poverty, and pathogens. Handedness, belief, and the brain. Paranoia and homosexuality. ASD, PSD, and normality.; 7. Genius, Madness and Psychotherapy: The cognitive configuration of genius. The genius of detective fiction. Psychotic savants. The case of Freud. Beyond the talking cure.; References.

Produktinformationen

Titel: Imprinted Brain
Untertitel: How Genes Set the Balance Between Autism and Psychosis
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EAN: 9781849050234
ISBN: 1849050236
Format: Fester Einband
Hersteller: Jessica Kingsley Publications
Herausgeber: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Genre: Übrige Sachbücher & Sonstiges
Anzahl Seiten: 240
Gewicht: 508g
Größe: H242mm x B165mm x T24mm
Veröffentlichung: 15.05.2009
Jahr: 2009