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Posted October 7, 2023

PSYCHOSIS: “Experimental” and Real


It is not difficult to see how insights, whether into oneself or the outside world, can precipitate “psychotic” episodes, and why from that point onward the individual is likely to find it difficult to articulate with the culture. There are at least two ways in which an “insight” can trigger a neurological “jam session”: (1) by arousing an intense emotion and thus altering the chemical composition of the blood and consequently the functioning of the brain, and (2) by a sudden collapse of boundaries between two or more cognitive structures previously kept separated from each other, within that particular individual’s total set of cognitive structures.

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