The mental effects of paedocircumcision underlie the invention of psychoanalysis
A sensorial deficit promotes the overdevelopment of abstract reasoning and disposes to theorizing, generalizing and fantasising. It favours the development of a guessing attitude that aims to replace the missing information and inclines to confabulation. It directs the interest toward the lost yet still vaguely felt facets of reality and inclines to conceiving believable simplifications. The sensorial deficit draws the thought toward what is unobvious, hidden and tends to create a parallel realm in the perception. At the same time the unknown is instinctively approached with apprehension thus the substituted information in the perception invokes mixed feelings. The mental effects of circumcision tend to overstate sexuality and to produce ambiguous attitude toward it.