Insight and Self-Observation

Their Role in the Analysis of the Etiology of Illness
  • Alfred H. Stanton


The subtitle, “On Reading Minds,” is not without risk in a symposium of experts on schizophrenia, particularly if it suggests a cookbook set of directions. However, the way one reads minds is clear; it is similar to the way one reads books. One listens to what someone else has to say, and hears what that person has in mind; not everything in his mind, and not necessarily accurately what is in his mind, but something of what he has in mind. This is a wonderful and improbable set of phenomena: that thoughts are quickly transferred back and forth between two organisms in a universe which, at first glance, would not seem to be a likely place for such an occurrence.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alfred H. Stanton
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PsychiatryHarvard Medical SchoolBelmontUSA
  2. 2.McLean HospitalBelmontUSA

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