Psychology focuses on the intention behind actions and reactions. It uses mostly language models, but also graphical models, and various kinds of mathematical models to discover what most likely drives beings to do what they do.
What was most important to me is the hard problem: qualitative experience and empathy. A lot of it happens in the prefrontal cortex of the brain. There are three different structural problems, readily identifiable by missing:
One of the in the past proven solutions for autism, slow thinking as it was labeled then, is to fence using open fencing lessons meaning they have to improvise. This helps them create fast connections in the brain.
Now I’m looking into everything, because this is just the prefrontal cortex. Our brain has many more areas that can suffer the same problems, and the remedy for those problems may be the same in some cases.
For instance when your left anterior insula is missing, it causes pathological narcissism. It basically makes sure you don’t have any feedback loop. This means you don’t have any kind of cognition.
Pathological narcissists have a tendency to approach life from a point of view of statistical likelihood. “When I do this, they typically respond like that. Ha-ha, he did it! O, shit! Run!”
What if the left anterior insula is hyperstructured? Cognition is there and the perception of emotions is in full effect, but the processing of how you handle them is way slower.
Is this the underlying mechanism of borderline personality disorder that wasn’t caused by drug abuse? Is it like autism? Does this mean that people with borderline personality disorder also benefit from open fencing lessons to stimulate their left anterior insula, learning them to think fast in that part of the brain?
When it is spongy, much like with the psychopathic prefrontal cortex, it will largely be like it isn’t there, meaning that with the left anterior insula it also leads to narcissism.
Either way we need to study the effect of individual parts of the brain being missing, hyper structured, and spongy. We can look at scans of brains of normal people, psychopaths, autistic people, and people without a prefrontal cortex to learn to identify which is the case, and then we can apply those results to brain scans looking at other parts of the brain also.
There is a lot to be discovered. Some of it, purely psychologically, I have described: the result of domestication. This isn’t about brain structure, but size. The construct is simple, with two of the main identifiers being utilitarianism and feeling “it’s all in the game.” Check it below.
Be sure to also check sociology for analyses on how psychological constructs and manipulation relate to sociological occurrences, movements, and perceptions.