The diametric model suggests that psychology is divided up into folk and scientific, popular and official sub-types, with popular psychology being superior in some respects to its official counterpart.
The unexpected finding that protection against schizophrenia is conferred by congenital cortical but not peripheral blindness gives credence to the diametric model’s claim that hyper-mentalism is the core pathology in psychosis.
A study directly comparing autism and schizophrenia risks in a population of 5 million provides the first large-scale empirical test for the imprinted brain theory’s prediction that such risks co-vary inversely.
An inner, observing self has been widely ridiculed as a model of consciousness, but the diametric view of cognition and the symptoms of both autism and psychosis argue strongly for it—along with some recent discoveries in neuroscience.
Recent brain-imaging’s endorsement of the diametric mind argues that there is no unitary brain system to sustain general reasoning or single, comprehensive solutions either in psychology, society, or science.
Genetics is now taking its proper place in applied behavioral therapy, but only the imprinted brain theory can provide a paradigm that goes beyond behaviorism to fully integrate genetics, psychology, and psychiatry.
The diametric model predicts that for every autistic syndrome, there should be a psychotic anti-syndrome, with opposite symptoms. Seen this way, hysteria begins to look like an anti-Asperger’s syndrome.
The postings are meant to provide topical additions, comments, and reactions to relevant developments since the publication of TheImprinted Brain. They also provide an opportunity to answer critics, correct errors, draw attention to relevant research, and to post suggestions which may be important in the future.