The Imprinted Brain: How Genes Set the Balance Between Autism and Psychosis

The Imprinted Brain: How Genes Set the Balance Between Autism and Psychosis

by Christopher Badcock
     
 

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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 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.See more details below

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781846429507
Publisher:
Kingsley, Jessica Publishers
Publication date:
05/15/2009
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
240
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

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 a number of 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.

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