Our Delusional Brains

Dr. Gold Sees a Rising Number of Patients Who Believe that They are Constantly Being Filmed

Joel Gold and Ian Gold take us on a journey through the delusional brain to explore the intersection of neuroscience, biology, and culture. The current view of delusions is that they are the result of biology gone awry, of neurons in the brain misfiring, but the Golds argue that delusions are in fact the result of the interaction between the brain and the social world. Their new book, Suspicious Minds: How Culture Shapes Madness uses case studies and the latest research in schizophrenia, and looks at the role of culture and the social world in the development of psychosis.