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”

My mind’s full of things nobody else thinks about

British Psychiatry still teaches young doctors to divide the subjective from the objective. I am of the view that this is not just unrealistic but that it is harmful to … Continue reading My mind’s full of things nobody else thinks about

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”