‘Responses’ revisited

Over six years ago I made a film called “Responses” based on a post that I had written [see below]. In Revisiting “Responses” I would love to hear any response … Continue reading ‘Responses’ revisited

flight of ideas

“Flight of ideas” is a term considered by psychiatry to represent “pathology”. It is included in International diagnostic criteria for major mental illness. For many years now I have collected … Continue reading flight of ideas

I struggle to measure

Subjectivity – that which makes us human – should not simply roll over to data, that in its collection has losses: experience “translated” to words, and then words “translated” to … Continue reading I struggle to measure

“Vociferous about pet projects”

Since 2012 all doctors practicing in the UK are required to undergo revalidation every 5 years. I have been preparing all that it is necessary for my forthcoming revalidation interview. … Continue reading “Vociferous about pet projects”

Rising stars: British Association of Psychopharmacology

I submitted a rapid response to the BMJ last September after viewing galleries of photographs of the British Association of Psychopharmacology (BAP) Summer Meeting of 2016. The BMJ did not … Continue reading Rising stars: British Association of Psychopharmacology

Making science a reality

It has been a long time since I last wrote on Hole Ousia about my activism for a science that strives for objectivity. It is probably reasonable to suggest that … Continue reading Making science a reality

The anatomy of emotion

Marischal College, Aberdeen, where Peter and Sian, and their respective classes (class of 1988 and class of 1990) studied in their pre-clinical years of medicine. The idea of this film … Continue reading The anatomy of emotion

“The untidy, sunken little plaque still visible on his abdomen”

Three years ago I decided to collect my films under the name “Omphalos”. As a scientist I have generally found that through naming things we may feel that we can … Continue reading “The untidy, sunken little plaque still visible on his abdomen”

Awoken

This is the transcript of a short film I made in late May 2011 called ‘AWOKEN’: https://vimeo.com/62053672 I had previously made a film called ‘WAKE-UP CALL’ which was based on … Continue reading Awoken