- Tyler Hagan
Is anyone pursuing this type of neuroscience in the field of psychiatry and how much "learned paralysis" could be apart of mental disorders?
It seems to me that Ramachandran's theory on 'learned paralysis' could have a very large impact on patients of psychosis who 'learn' similar types of destructive self-images by engraining the structures that inhibit them. Yes, there are chemical imbalances that make the brain work in ways that are 'unbalanced', but I think there are many people suffering from mental disorders that are effectively 'paralyzed' by their destructive self-image, which is why I was surprised when Ramachandran dismiss schizophrenic neurology near the end of the talk, because I think the research he is doing could be very beneficial to the psychiatric field. And that is why I was wondering whether anyone in these fields is working in that direction?