Simon E. wrote:The onus is on you to prove it..
Simon E. wrote:Professional opinion does not believe it happens outside Hollywood and TV fiction.
Unless there are brain lesions present.
Simon E. wrote:I promise I am not being contrary for the sake of it , but.....
( and remember under the British National Health Service system no one gets paid more or less for a given diagnosis )
The Royal College Of Psychiatry, which all psychiatrists in the UK have to be a member of in order to describe themselves legally as psychiatrists.. " sees no evidence to suggest that Multiple Personality Disorder exists in reality. It seems to be a form of hysteria combined with confabulation. A study of 87 cases showed that there was invariably secondary gain in such presentations..."
In other words they were acting out to escape the consequences of other behaviours. Or for attention or monetary gain.
The exceptions are where there are indications of brain lesions, sometimes of a subtle nature.
Simon E. wrote:What I said was quite clear.
If not then your English and/or knowledge of basic brain physiology/psychology is the problem...and you have not kept up with the thread.
I was talking about Multiple Personality Disorder and 'split brain disorders' and the fact that mainstream psychiatry does not accept their existence.
Each hemisphere is indeed a conscious system in its own right, perceiving, thinking, remembering, reasoning, willing, and emoting, all at a characteristically human level, and . . . both the left and the right hemisphere may be conscious simultaneously in different, even in mutually conflicting, mental experiences that run along in parallel
Simon E. wrote:I have no idea what the 'slit brain' is.
I suspect that you mean 'split brain ' which a crude term for various postulated conditions that come under the general heading of Multiple Personality Disorders..
Simon E. wrote:I suggest that you do a little reading around the subject and then we might be able to have a conversation about the issues.
Simon E. wrote:Yes.
You are talking to an experienced professional involved in the sphere.
Research the difference between organic lesions and the tentative proposed idea of 'Multiple Personality'. Which was the actual topic under discussion on the thread before you posted the video.
reddust wrote:I think understanding these terms will help you figure out what the unconscious mind means in Buddhist terms. Unconscious is used all the time in Buddhism. That's where the Student has to do some research and find out what these words mean in a Buddhist context.
In the first (passive) sense saṅkhāra can refer to any compound form in the universe whether a tree, a cloud, a human being, a thought or a molecule. All these are saṅkhāras. The Buddha taught that all such things are impermanent, arising and passing away, subject to change, and that understanding the significance of this reality is wisdom. Saṅkhāra is often used in this first sense to describe the psychological conditioning (particularly the habit patterns of the unconscious mind) that gives any individual human being his or her unique character and make-up at any given time. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sa%E1%B9%85kh%C4%81ra" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
citta. Mind. Cittānupassanā-observation of the mind. See sati-paṭṭhāna
saṅkhāra. (Mental) formation; volitional activity; mental reaction; mental conditioning. One of the four aggregates or processes of the mind, along with viññaṇa, saññā, and vedanā. (Sanskrit samskāra.)
One of my favorites cittas to talk about is the mysterious bhavanga citta, just for the kicks and giggles. https://www.academia.edu/2121454/Study_ ... ess_Sleep_" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;