Research Oddities
Tammy Setzer Denton - Writer
RSS Become a Fan

Delivered by FeedBurner


Recent Posts

THESE Women
2016 Reading List
Reviewing the Year & Plotting the Next
Frankenfoot and the Writing Frenzy
Starting Over--Again.

Categories

#THESE Women, Women March, Trump Policies, marginalized, discrimination, femenism,
Apology
Book Art
Book Favorites, Bookbinding
Books in General
Bride
Censorship
Conferences and Workshops
Contests & Websites
dolphins, deep sea fishing, Mexico, Chef
Everyday Writing
Favorite Places, Indie Book Stores
flooding, Missouri, thunderstorm, small towns,
Frankenfoot, The Carlton, Writing Frenzy, Foot Surgery
Fun Stuff
Holidays
ivy, ivy league, prune, edit, fiction, blog, wise old woman, neighbor
manuscript evaluation, editing
Marketing
NaNo, writing, blog, writers
new novels, works in progress, kidney failure, transplants, Transplant tourism, china
New Year, Goals, Year in Review, Lists, Accomplishments
Newsworthy Notes
Once Upon a Time, Robert Carlyle, Rumplestiltskin, Mr. Gold, query letter, grant
Published
Queries, Tracking, Synopsis, The Business End of Writing
Recommended Reading
Recommended reading list
Reviews
Support
Test Driving my E-Reader
Website Changes
Woodrell, Lesann Berry, Kostova, George, Bestsellers, Recommended Books,
Words of Wisdom
Writing Forums, Q & A
Writing Groups, Critique Groups, Improving Writing Skills
powered by

Page & Paragraph

Research Oddities

I love researching oddities. The odd bits and pieces I run across never cease to amaze me and usually end up in my written works in ways I never anticipated.

One of my recent finds has to do with rare and interesting mental disorders and illnesses.

One of my favorites is Wendigo Psychosis. Wendigo Pyschosis is a culture-bound disorder which involves an intense craving for human flesh and the fear that one will turn into a cannibal. This once occurred frequently among Algonquian Indian cultures, though has declined with the Native American urbanization.

Is this a possible explanation for the Zombie Apocalypse?

Another syndrome is the Capgras delusion. This disorder occurs when a person holds a delusional belief that a friend, spouse or other close family member, has been replaced by an identical-looking impostor. The Capgras delusion is classed as a delusional misidentification syndrome, a class of delusional beliefs that involves the misidentification of people, places or objects. It can occur in acute, transient, or chronic forms.

More information on these and other rare and interesting disorders can be found at: www.nowthatsnifty.com


2 Comments to Research Oddities:

Comments RSS
blog on Sunday, October 07, 2012 8:18 AM
Thanks for sharing these info with us! this is a great site. I really like it. Thank you for the site. May God bless you in all your works.
Reply to comment


watch dealers on Friday, December 26, 2014 5:41 PM
What' Happening i am new to this, I stumbled upon this I have found It absolutely helpful and it has helped me out loads. I hope to contribute & help other users like its aided me. Great job.
Reply to comment

Add a Comment

Your Name:
Email Address: (Required)
Website:
Comment:
Make your text bigger, bold, italic and more with HTML tags. We'll show you how.
Post Comment
Website Builder provided by  Vistaprint