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Sometimes I look at how many people are following the eclectic and incoherent mess that is my blog, and I realize: wow

there are a lot of people whose tastes are as varied and awesome as mine.

Neurolove.me: The 8 most bizarre personality disorders

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Millions of people across the world are diagnosed as suffering from mental illness. And though most of those are disorders are common and well-known (such as depression, anxiety and phobias) there are also some unusual and bizarre disorders. For example:

1. Stockholm Syndrome – Typically seen in abducted hostages, this is where the captive shows signs of sympathy, compassion and loyalty towards the hostage taker. This occurs regardless of the way they have been treated – and even where they’ve been tortured or their life is under threat.  

2. Lima Syndrome – This is the opposite of the previous syndrome. It’s where the hostage taker is extremely concerned for the plight and wellbeing of the hostages.

3. Diogenes Syndrome – This disorder is marked by severe self neglect, compulsive hoarding, reclusive tendencies, and keeping large numbers of animals at home.

4. Paris Syndrome – This is very exclusive disorder … one restricted to Japanese tourists in Paris (It’s true!) The sufferer experiences a total mental breakdown when the city fails to meet their cultural expectations (Paris is rarely as polite, romantic, peaceful and idyllic as the tourists had imagined). To cope with this experience, their embassy established a 24hr hotline to help those with the syndrome.

5. Jerusalem Syndrome – People diagnosed with this particular disorder experience delusions and spontaneous psychosis after visiting a holy city. To date, all identified sufferers have had a history of mental illness, or some kind of psychosis.

6. Capgras Delusion – In this rare disorder, the individual believes that a friend or family member has been abducted and replaced by an impostor (who looks identical to them). It is generally seen in those with schizophrenia, dementia, or some kind of brain injury.

7. Fregoli Delusion – This is the exact opposite of Capgras delusion. It is the false belief that numerous different people are actually one person who keeps changing their disguise.

8. Cotard Delusion – A person suffering from this delusion believes that they don’t exist, are dead, are putrefying or have no blood or internal organs.

I did a project on the Capgras Delusion for my physiological psych class! Many scientists believe it develops because the pathway that links facial recognition to emotion becomes severed. It also causes people to have difficulty remembering new faces, because they cannot attach emotional significance to them when they meet them.

Think of it this way: when you see a familiar face

Think of it this way: when you see a face, you have an emotional reaction. You experience affection, anger, resentment, friendliness, camraderie…any sort of emotion on the spectrum, strong or muted. Then, one day, something seems off, but you can’t quite figure out why. You recognize this person, and their face, but they don’t give the same feeling they normally would. In fact, you feel nothing. There is something off and wrong about that, and so you believe they aren’t who they say they are.

After all, if they were actually your mom, you would feel something there, right?

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peekoe:

whAT IS GOING ON IN THIS TEXTBOOK

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Okay, so, this is a really messed up way of doing it, but this depicts a part of the brain that acts as a “body image map” and is responsible for directing sensation. When you lose a part of the body, such as in amputation, it rewires itself to adjacent nodes, which is what can cause “phantom pain.”
Funnily enough, it is also believed to be responsible for the common occurrence of foot fetishes. Looking on the map above, you can see genitals are right next to toes and foot. It’s believed accidental rewiring in those areas can cause orgasmic feeling in feet similar to the genitals.
This was my favorite psychology class, you don’t even know.

constantcalibrations:

peekoe:

whAT IS GOING ON IN THIS TEXTBOOK

wjATH

Okay, so, this is a really messed up way of doing it, but this depicts a part of the brain that acts as a “body image map” and is responsible for directing sensation. When you lose a part of the body, such as in amputation, it rewires itself to adjacent nodes, which is what can cause “phantom pain.”

Funnily enough, it is also believed to be responsible for the common occurrence of foot fetishes. Looking on the map above, you can see genitals are right next to toes and foot. It’s believed accidental rewiring in those areas can cause orgasmic feeling in feet similar to the genitals.

This was my favorite psychology class, you don’t even know.

(Source: cacty)

Why the Left-Brain Right-Brain Myth Will Probably Never Die | Psychology Today

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The left-brain right-brain myth will probably never die because it has become a powerful metaphor for different ways of thinking – logical, focused and analytic versus broad-minded and creative. Take the example of Britain’s Chief Rabbi Jonathan Sacks talking on BBC Radio 4 earlier this year. “What made Europe happen and made it so creative,” he explained, “is that Christianity was a right-brain religion … translated into a left-brain language [Greek]. So for many centuries you had this view that science and religion are essentially part of the same thing.” As well as having metaphorical appeal, the seductive idea of the right brain and its untapped creative potential also has a long history of being targeted by self-help gurus peddling pseudo-psychology. Today the same idea is also picked up by the makers of self-improvement video games and apps. The latest version of the The Faces iMake-Right Brain Creativity app for the Ipad, for example, boasts that it is “an extraordinary tool for developing right brain creative capabilities”.

Just in case some of my followers weren’t aware that this is actually a myth!

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