Got to Find a Peace of Mind
April 5, 2012 7:51 AM Subscribe
I'm having trouble searching for this on Google. But, I'd like to know more about the inner workings of the mind. I'm looking for scholarly articles or anecdotes that discuss how people's minds work. I'm primarily looking for details about how vivid images are in people's minds and how close thoughts feel in someone's head.
posted by livinglearning to Health & Fitness (6 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
Recently, I was told by my psychiatrist that people don't see images vividly to the point where it's like a movie that is being played. That definitely surprised me because I always used that as a reference for how my mind should function once I start healing from dissociation.
But, apparently, that's not a realistic reference for myself. I know that feeling like my mind is hollow and with very distanced thoughts and rarely any images in my mind isn't 'normal' either.
My psychiatrist told me that I will just know when my mind is functioning back to my definition of 'normal.' But, I'd like to know more about the inner workings of the mind.
Please let me know of any scholarly articles that discuss the inner workings of the mind from both a traumatized and non-traumatized perspective. I've had a difficult time searching for these articles through Google. If you have any personal stories then I'd like to hear those too.
Questions that I'm looking to explore include: What does the inside of someone's traumatized mind look like? How does it function? What about someone that has not experienced any traumatic experiences? How vivid are images? How distant are thoughts?