Today I Learned: Not Everyone Has An Internal Monologue

Inner monologue today main 200207 4d46901579dc7c852595dba24e9868e7 fit 760w‘I would tell them that I could look at myself in the mirror and have a full blown telepathic conversation with myself without opening my mouth and they responded as if I had schizophrenia. One person even mentioned that when they do voice overs in movies of people’s thoughts, they “wished that it was real.”…’

Via Inside My Mind

As a psychiatrist this fascinated me. Interestingly yesterday I saw a patient who presented having just gotten into some trouble for talking to himself. He said that the antipsychotic medication he was happy to take because it was otherwise helpful to him has prevented him from having an inner dialogue, so he had begun to need to speak his thoughts aloud to ponder things. I had never heard of such a medication effect and puzzled over what to make of it. Then today I read this!

Credibly Accused

Unknown‘Search lists of U.S. Catholic clergy that have been deemed credibly accused of sexual abuse or misconduct….’

Via ProPublica with thanks to Sean Bonner, who comments,

‘This info has been heavily guarded by the church so this is a really valuable resource. It’s light on details but it’s useful for confirmation and research.’

‘The Real Lesson’ Of Donald Trump’s Pardons

Jeffrey Toobin:

Unknown’CNN’s chief legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin suggested “the real lesson” of President Donald Trump’s clemency blitz on Tuesday was “a story of creeping authoritarianism.”

“Authoritarianism is usually associated with a punitive spirit — a leader who prosecutes and incarcerates his enemies. But there is another side to this leadership style,” Toobin wrote in a comment piece for The New Yorker, where he is also a staff writer.

“Authoritarians also dispense largesse, but they do it by their own whims, rather than pursuant to any system or legal rule,” Toobin continued. “The point of authoritarianism is to concentrate power in the ruler, so the world knows that all actions, good and bad, harsh and generous, come from a single source.”…’

Via HuffPost

Donald Trump ‘offered Julian Assange a pardon if he denied Russia link to hack’

3286’The extraordinary claim was made at Westminster magistrates court before the opening next week of Assange’s legal battle to block attempts to extradite him to the US, where he faces charges for publishing hacked documents. The allegation was denied by the former Republican congressman named by the Assange legal team as a key witness.

Assange’s lawyers alleged that during a visit to London in August 2017, congressman Dana Rohrabacher told the WikiLeaks founder that “on instructions from the president, he was offering a pardon or some other way out, if Mr Assange … said Russia had nothing to do with the DNC [Democratic National Committee] leaks.”…’

Via The Guardian

Flying solo: Ravens by photographer Masahisa Fukase

Ravens by Masahisha Fukas 002’’The depth of solitude in these photographs makes me shudder,’ runs the afterword to Ravens, a little-known photobook by Japanese artist Masahisa Fukase. Full of darkness and foreboding, the British Journal of Photography (in 2010) nevertheless named it the best photobook of the past 25 years ……’

Via The Guardian