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.
The mental shift ensuing the loss of receptors is accompanied with corresponding shift in attitudes and ideology. Its intensity increases with the amount of pleasure taken away with the receptors. The informational deficit it overcomes boosts the abstract reasoning and changes the mode of associative reasoning which kindles imagination. The replacement of the lost sensitivity authenticates the compensations for lost sensitivity which endows the imaginary generalizations with credibility.
The compensations incline the reasoning to simplifications that reduce inadequacy of perception and hide the insufficiency. The loss of sensitivity leads to obsessions with abstract promises compensating for it. The psychological transformation ensuing from the loss of receptors predisposes to mythification, moralization and piousness.
No doubt, the cortical reorganization ensuing loss of sensitivity reshapes the mind. It induces a typical psychological complex. Circumcision shuts down some sensuality but opens the mind in other ways. But where do they lead to and how far?
|THE CORTICAL REORGANIZATION FOLLOWING LOSS OF RECEPTORS|
|NEUROLOGICAL EVENTS||PSYCHOLOGICAL EFFECTS|
|Loss of receptors and deactivation of their cortical sensory area||Feelings of insufficiency, inadequacy, uneasiness, inhibitions in the corresponding sphere; |
Induction of a psychological complex
|Reduction of informational input||Development of abstract reasoning|
|Reactivation and reutilization of the deactivated sensory area (due to redirection of sensory input from the active cortical sensory areas toward the deactivated one)||Discharging the feelings of insufficiency and inadequacy and their channelling into compensatory activities; Dispersal of the inhibitions; Feeling of regained adequacy and alleviation; Dedication or addiction to the compensations:|
Compensation and masking of the psychological complex
|Increased brain capacity to process the redirected sensory input||Development and mastering of the compensatory activities; Sharpening sensitivity to the information concerning them. Latent abilities for associative and abstract reasoning.|
|Substitution of the absent sensory input (so it tints the redirected one)||Development of new modes of associative reasoning, peculiar mixed (synesthetic) feelings; Unclear motivation|
|Lack of informational feedback||Lack of self-regulation and deteriorated objective estimation of the compensations; Inclination to overvalue and overdevelop them and to overreact regarding them; Strong social conditioning: dependence of compensations on social assessment, dependence, conservatism.|
|The experience-regulated cortical reorganization caused by removal of receptors as a whole||A devoted, gradual, unconscious and socially conditioned development of conceptual thinking and compensatory faculties, shift of attitudes and ideology particularly those related to the lost sensitivity|