Friday, May 26, 2017

Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary: An online worldwide California School of Psychoanalysis / Psychiatry at WUaS in all ~200 countries' official languages, Stanford Medicine Psychiatry's "Functional Neurological Disorder" talk ... "From neurology to psychiatry: Your emotional state has powerful control over your body — and Kim Bullock, MD ..." ... "Psychoanalysis," "Psychiatry," "Psychology," "Psychotherapy" and "Consciousness" wiki subjects at WUaS, How Stanford Medicine Psychiatry navigates questions of serving the following groups, New issues this Psychiatric Psychoanalytic school at WUaS would focus on, Virtual Reality Clinic | Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences | Stanford Medicine

Dear Kim and Juliana,

Thanks very much for your edifying Stanford Medicine "Functional Neurological Disorder" talk yesterday - It was a great opportunity to meet you in the interesting culture of Stanford psychiatry. Thank you.

Per modeling the brain in a realistic virtual world, and at the atomic and neuronal levels, for example, here's Google/Stanford's Tom Dean's talk from the Stanford Neuroscience talk last October 14th - I hope you can connect with Stanford's Bill Newsome re exploring modeling the brain for epilepsy, since I think he knows Stanford researchers who are thinking about this.

(And here's where I've posted most about modeling the brain, and brain-related issues - - in a realistic virtual world -

I blogged about your presentation yesterday, in response to a good friend who was an Stanford undergraduate in the early 1970s, a time I study and am interested at Stanford in socioculturally -

It would be very interesting to talk further about FND, neurology and Stanford psychiatry and concerning World University and School's planning an online medical school with online teaching hospital in all countries' official languages - and with online psychoanalysis in all languages. For this, WUaS is planning an online post-Lacanian California School of Psychoanalysis, also in all countries' official languages, and it could even be fascinating to create a study group together to explore how we might theorize this further. Might you have interest in exploring this together? Thank you, Juliana and Kim.

Best regards,

- Scott MacLeod - Founder & President

- World University and School


- CC World University and School - like CC Wikipedia with best STEM-centric CC OpenCourseWare - incorporated as a nonprofit university and school in California, and is a U.S. 501 (c) (3) tax-exempt educational organization.


Thanks Scott... great links.
Kim Bullock, MD          
Clinical Associate Professor
Diplomat, Neuropsychiatry & Behavioral Neurology , UCNS 
Director, Virtual Reality-Immersive Technology (VR-IT) Clinic & Laboratory
Stanford School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences

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From neurology to psychiatry

Your emotional state has powerful control over your body — and Kim Bullock, MD, knows just how strong that hold can be. The Stanford psychiatrist works with patients who experience seizures that aren’t generated from the electrical brain storms of epilepsy, but instead are driven by their own psychological turmoil.

From neurology to psychiatry: Bullock probes mysterious seizures

January 9th, 2012 in Psychology & Psychiatry

Since this Stanford FND talk was partly about nervous disorders and seizures, I was glad to be able to look up Dr. Andy Weil's helpful search field on the internet during the talk:


"Psychoanalysis," "Psychiatry," "Psychology," "Psychotherapy" and "Consciousness" wiki subjects at WUaS, planned in all countries' official/main languages ... 






Hi Donald,

Makes me glad (somehow connected) to get your email. Glad you're doing well. Am an appreciator of your f/Friendly (and 1970's Stanford-informed) thoughtfulness and understanding. Thanks.

Thanks too for the heads' up re Jordan Peterson's talks on Youtube (i.e. Maps of Meaning and his Personality course). I haven't heard about his thinking. Am a little curious re these talks about creating an online worldwide California School of Psychoanalysis  / Psychiatry at WUaS in all ~200 countries' official languages, emerging even out of Stanford Medical School, if at all possible. Heard two interesting Psychiatry MDs speak yesterday evening in the Stanford Medical School's hospital Hoover Pavilion (first time I had been in this historic and old hospital, opened in 1931) - on Functional Neurological Disorder - See, too, re a California School of Psychoanalysis at WUaS -

Language, language, language (re Lacan) ...

Besides gender issues, and being post-Lacanian ( - where for Lacan the unconscious is structured like a language, and where at WUaS's Psychoanalysis School this may refer to brain processes and brain modeling at the atomic and neuronal levels in a 3D interactive virtual earth (think Google Streetview with time slider + in this blog ... ) - this school would include a focus on language as information technology, possibly avatar bots eventually for therapy (think MIT's Kate Darling and Cynthia Breazeal's work on affect and robots), build on John Money's "Concepts of Determinism" ( work + as well as build on primatology (e.g. social and biological comparisons with our closest genetic relatives - Pan, Gorilla, Orangutan) re therapeutic outcomes, neurophysiology {especially eliciting the neurophysiology of loving bliss - - and many other related qualities of neural cascades of pleasure, with MDMA as a reference}, evolutionary biology, sexuality, social psychology, agency, "ecology of attention" phrase and omega 3s, too, socioculture anthropology, a Dawkins-informed conception of "memes," and modeling the brain / mind for psychological / psychiatric academic and clinical work in a realistic virtual earth - for STEM research in all 8,444 languages, and as a classroom. This psychoanalytic school would also focus on understanding and modeling consciousness, re philosophy of mind questions (particularly New Mysterianism). And it would build on what the oldest psychiatric hospital in the U.S. - the Friends' Psychiatric Hospital in Philadelphia - - has learned and practices (and as a Quaker hospital of the bodymind). It would also focus on helping countries with serious shortages of psychiatrists and psychoanalysts, such as in Africa - - and possibly in parts of Asia. It would potentially also engage local healing traditions, as well as yoga. A Taoist~A&V Yoga~Asana Psychoanalytic School at WUaS in the WUaS School of Psychiatry that is deeply caring? In part, potentially.

I tune into Richard Dawkins' Twitter feed at times - (e.g. - re Sam Harris's atheism, and found Dawkin's recent posts about Daniel Dennett's new book interesting - and

Am curious how Stanford Medicine Psychiatry navigates questions of serving individuals of many genders "in" the following groups: Muslim-Americans (India-centric +?), African Americans, Latino Americans, Jewish Americans, gentile Americans, LGTBQ Americans and Asian American psychiatric needs (among others), in conjunction with biological/brain psychiatric questions (e.g. epilepsy).

Glad you're doing well,



With a little further elaboration ... :)

Do you mean, re Jordan Peterson's talks -

Maps of Meaning -

2016 Lecture 01 Maps of Meaning: Introduction and Overview and -

Personality course lectures -

Am somewhat Grateful Dead and Pandora focused (Steeleye Span from the '70s is topping my play list these days) these days, listening-wise (for enjoyment, bliss even) ... but appreciate much your thinking and insights so I'll check these out.


Jordan Peterson is a colorful smart Canadian professor raconteur! Kind of a trip ... and gets into serious issues of morality and philosophy, for example, in a very personalized vivid northern Canadian way with his students. Interesting use of the Internet and video to share his teachings - and to publish, in a sense.

Chimpanzee discussion around 40 minutes is also interesting ...


See, too ...
Hi M,


After yesterday evening's Stanford Medicine Psychiatry talk, which could have been, in Stanford's inimitable way (since it was video-taped) - - a kind of outreach or marketing or position on FND (Functional Neurological Disorder), but was also a great opportunity to meet and connect and network with two smart psychiatrists/neurologists there in the interesting, excellent, California, Stanford culture of psychiatry.

L, Scott



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