Psychological Effects of the Cortical Reorganization Following Loss of Sensitivity: Summary

How does the loss of sensitivity induce a psychological complex?

The loss of receptors causes a sensorial deficiency and a feeling of insufficiency. It induces a psychological complex similar to that caused by the loss of a body part. The psychological transformation succeeding loss of sensitivity is a multifaceted, gradual and experience-driven unconscious process. It entails development of compensatory activities and perfection of related faculties. The compensations lack self-regulation and are very sensitive to social environment. Yet they disperse inhibitions and engender alleviation which overvalues them. As a result they may overdevelop and acquire obsessive character.

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