In 1973 Rosenhan and his pals conducted a number of psychological experiments to determine the validity of diagnosis of mental patients. They sent participants to various mental hospitals who all complained of the same symptoms, (hearing voices). None of them were actually insane but all were diagnosed with schizophrenia. All were admitted and made to take anti-psychotic drugs. They then behaved normally and said they no longer had symptoms. There were released but were charged with continuing to take medication and were diagnosed with their condition in remission. The study showed that there appeared to be no way for the doctors to tell the genuinely insane from the sane when diagnosing their condition. Concerned the mental institutions asked form more people to be sent so they could improve their diagnosis process and detect the impostors. Following the request they identified lots of people they suspected of being impostors and reported back to Rosenhan their findings. In response Rosenhan told them he had sent no one!
Tags: sanity, insane, nerd, geek, experiment
It's on the tip of your tongue. The feeling that you know something, but you can't quite mentally grasp it or see it. That sensation is the inspiration for this drawing. Such a frustrating feeling until you finally grasp what you're reaching for. http://www.artisticdyslexia.com/
Tags: skull, cranium, mind, brain, hand
I really enjoy drawing skulls. For me it's a simple way to relax and do something awesome (in my opinion). The problem is foreheads are boring. So I often try to think of ways to break up the space. You can look through my work and you'll see either horns, objects, lines, shapes with colors, etc. You think it's ok to have a boring ole forehead? http://www.artisticdyslexia.com/
Tags: horned, skull, horn, cranium, skulls