reply to post by Onboard2
The amygdala has been shown to be malformed in certain cases of those who have been convicted of criminal behavior while also being diagnosed with
anti-social personality disorder. These are limited cases however and damage to the amygdala or certain areas of the pre-frontal cortex does not
equate a causal nature for certain...
uhhhhh...... apathetic behavior, for lack of better verbiage.
Words like "psychopath" and "sociopath" are pop culture creations and do not have any legit standing in the psychiatric community; but as we have
discussed earlier, the DSM, which is what is used when determining diagnoses, is flawed.
(those terms were used at one time however, just as paranoid schizoid was at one time a term, but it is now a subtype of dissociative identity
The DSM is basically the creation of Phd'd individuals who sit and vote on certain disorders.
Psychology is a "soft" science.
Nothing that is actually diagnosed can be quantifiable and verified.
The brain is a fascinating area, but what we know about its inner workings is in the most elementary of stages.
We have learned more about the brain and its networking of neurons through the study of artificial intelligence than we have by studying the brain
Recursive algorithm programming is probably the most accurate representation of how the brain works over fMRI's.
When anyone looks at the data and does not speculate beyond the data, which is what EVERY psychologist is trained to do after being trained not to do
it, then it becomes obvious that the Behaviorists have this right.
Sorry Skinripper, but you are not what you want us to believe.
I enjoyed participating in the thread however.
I will offer a word of advice for a noobie.
You can fool some of the people here some of the time, but you can't fool all of the folks here all of the time.
As much as I might complain about ATS, it is the gold standard when it comes to sites that allow people to engage in completely open intellectual
I would suggest just being yourself and people will pick up on who you are or who you are not.
Cheers and welcome to ATS.