By Hoyle Leigh
Genes, Memes, tradition, and psychological sickness: towards an Integrative Model
What produces psychological disease: genes, atmosphere, either, neither? The query has been requested in numerous kinds, and solutions debated, for plenty of centuries. in response to a groundbreaking new publication, the reply are available in memes—replicable devices of knowledge linking genes and atmosphere within the reminiscence and in culture—whose results on person mind improvement may be benign or poisonous.
The most recent paintings from pioneering psychiatrist Hoyle Leigh, Genes, Memes, tradition, and psychological Illness reconceptualizes psychological issues as items of tense gene x meme interactions, and introduces a biopsychosocial template for meme-based analysis and remedy. quite a number healing modalities, either broad-spectrum (e.g., meditation) and particular (e.g., cognitive-behavioral), for countering unfavorable memes and their replication are thought of, as are percentages for memetic prevention recommendations. With attribute intensity and accessibility, the author:
- Outlines the jobs of genes and memes within the evolution of the human brain.
- Elucidates the construction, garage, and evolution of memes inside person brains.
- Examines tradition as a provider and provider of memes to the individual.
- Examines the alternate of memes among the person and surrounding culture.
- Proposes psychological future health as a democracy of memes inside person brains.
- Provides particular examples of gene x meme interactions that could bring about anxiousness, melancholy, and different disorders.
- Proposes a multiaxial gene x meme version for diagnosing psychological illness.
- Details broad-spectrum and particular meme-oriented remedy strategies.
- Identifies parts of meme-based prevention for at-risk children.
- Defines particular syndromes by way of memetic signs, genetic/memetic improvement, and meme-based remedy.
For psychiatrists, psychologists, sociologists, physicians, clinical scholars, and graduate scholars drawn to tradition and psychological overall healthiness and sickness, Genes, Memes, tradition, and psychological Illness will increase their theoretical wisdom and day-by-day perform in addition to stimulate new dialogue on one of the most enduring concerns of their fields.
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5 and Chapter 8). Then the cortical impulses constituting the percepts are projected to the amygdala, the hippocampus, and other limbic structures, all of which are interconnected with each other. Amygdala has a very tight feedback loop with the anterior cingulate gyrus which is connected with the thalamus, neocortex, and the entorhinal cortex. The negative feedback from the anterior cingulate reduces amygdalar activation. 2 Stress, Memes, and the Brain 13 HPA activation. In memetic terms, the perceived human face (meme) arising in the primary visual cortex and arriving at amygdala may be elaborated into a smiling human face, the attribute meme of “smiling” coming from the anterior cingulate gyrus after processing of the original stimulus.
I then describe an integrated model of mental health and illness based on gene x meme x environment interaction. Chapter 5 What Do We Inherit from Our Parents and Ancestors? 1 Like Parent, Like Child . . . 2 How Does Culture Affect Behavior? 3 Memes and Cultural Change . . 4 Memeplexes . . . . . . References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Genes, Memes, Culture, and Mental Illness: Toward an Integrative Model by Hoyle Leigh