Neurontic

Archives for April, 2007

Anatomy of a Monster

For those of us with even a passing knowledge of psychology, Virginia Shooter Seung Cho’s plays read like a fictionalized retelling of DSM IV, the bible of psychiatric disorders. The characters exhibit signs of everything from paranoia, to pedophilia, to anti-social personality disorder, and psychopathy. Lucinda Roy, one of Cho’s English professors was so alarmed…

Playing with the Truth

I recently landed a gig writing how-to articles aimed at college students for a website that shall remain nameless. The site is predicated on the notion that recent grads are hapless fools, incapable of grappling with real world responsibilities, like renting an apartment or choosing an appropriate 401K plan. As it happens, I really was…

A Theory Worth Sharing

Those of you who have been following this blog since the beginning will already have heard about Rutgers Anthropologist Helen Fisher’s theory that SSRI’s are endangering people’s ability to fall in love and stay in love. If you have, the title of the the article I just wrote for Psychology Today online will be familiar:…

Encephalon #20

Welcome to Encephalon, the blog carnival for brain geeks and those who love them. We got a heap of submissions this time around, so let’s dive right in: The Brain: An Owner’s Manual First up, Alvaro over at Sharp Brains discusses how aging brains may be affecting the legal profession, and urges us to keep…