what should men do with their rape fantasies?

The Invisibilia podcast on NPR had a very interesting episode about the horror of being trapped alone in our heads with our thoughts. There were two case studies. The second was about a guy who spent a significant fraction of his life “locked in” while everyone around him thought he was a vegetable. The first…

mind blindness and mary the colorblind color scientist

Philosophy of mind was one of my favorite classes in college. Because high school debate involved so much philosophy, I thought I’d major in it until philosophy of mind made neuroscience seem more interesting and practical. If I’m autistic and have “mind blindness”, that reminds me of Mary the Colorblind Color Scientist: Apparently, normal people…

poor trophoblastic invasion

I called my mom earlier to ask her some questions from my autism assessment intake form. She reminded me that she had preeclampsia while she was pregnant with me, and she took some kind of medication for it. The drugs listed by Wikipedia are labetalol, an alpha/beta adrenergic antagonist, and methyldopa, an alpha-2 agonist that…

people just like me

I’ve been doing therapy for sort of a long time, now. When I started reading about “long-term psychodynamic psychotherapy,” I got the impression that it’s “supposed” to take 2-3 years, and I’ve read lots of really old-school stuff where an analysis could last 15 years. Analyses terminable and interminable. I haven’t read the original Freud…

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