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Author Badcock, Christopher
Title The Imprinted Brain : How Genes Set the Balance Between Autism and Psychosis
Imprint London : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2009
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Note FRONT COVER -- The Imprinted Brain How Genes Set the Balance Between Autism and Psychosis -- Contents -- Preface -- Introduction -- Chapter 1 Autism and Its Compensations -- Autism, schizophrenia, and Asperger's syndrome -- Savants and savantism -- People people and things people -- Mechanistic or systemizing? -- Chapter 2 Deficits in Mind -- Not seeing the wood for the trees -- Mind-blindness -- Mentalism -- From attention to intention -- Chapter 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 -- Chapter 4 Cancers of the Mind -- Memory, self-deception, and candour -- Hyper-mentalism -- Magic and religion -- Mental metastasis -- Chapter 5 The Battle of the Sexes in the Brain -- Strange inheritance -- The extreme male brain -- Genomic imprinting -- Imprinting and the brain -- Mother's baby-father's? Maybe! -- Chapter 6 Sex and Psychosis -- The X in psychosis -- Psychosis, poverty, and pathogens -- Handedness, belief, and the brain -- Paranoia and homosexuality -- ASD, PSD, and normality -- Chapter 7 Beyond the Balanced Brain -- The cognitive configuration of genius -- The genius of detective fiction -- Psychotic savants -- The case of Freud -- Therapeutic implications of the imprinted brain theory -- NOTES -- REFERENCES -- INDEX -- back cover
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
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Badcock, Christopher The Imprinted Brain : How Genes Set the Balance Between Autism and Psychosis London : Jessica Kingsley Publishers,c2009 9781849050234
Subject Autism -- Genetic aspects.;Psychoses -- Genetic aspects.;Genomic imprinting
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