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Old 08-26-2013, 06:51 AM   #11
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Default Re: News from Nottingham: The Schizophrenia Switch has been found

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Originally Posted by gigantes
i remember joseph campbell talking about schizophrenia being a common element among shamans. almost sounded like you canít become a shaman unless you have a full episode and manage to make it back out. something like that.

I've seen a lecture on this topic, where a stanford neurosicentist is talking about schizotypal disorder as kind of an advantegeous trait to have in tribal communities for exactly this reason. He's making a similar case for OCD, pointing out repetitive rituals in many religions btw. Interesting stuff

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4WwAQqWUkpI
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