Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Schizophrenic description #3

Bruce's description of an everyday object: "Blind dark flat on eye see me round sound switch show see we bree eat breet white brite stop off."

Now guess what everyday object he described.



[Bruce, a schizophrenic
patient, photographed
just before he sat to write
his description.]


Read the Introduction.

10 comments:

flic said...

This one might be easier.

/t. said...

having
discounted
the real clues
as personal on the
last one, am discounting nothing to start this one and guessing by gut reaction/first impression --

remote control?

/t.

flic said...

/t.- Good guess! But it's not a remote control.

canopenner said...

Ill guess a flashlight?

Yeah a flashlight.

flic said...

WE HAVE A WINNER!

Canopenner got the answer.

The answer is: yes, a flashlight.

Congratulations Canopenner!

good for me said...

wow - that was fast! great job canopenner!

Canopenner said...

Pure Luck.

But thank you.

Anonymous said...

Flic-
I'm new to this, and I'm not sure I've ever known anyone who was Schizophrenic...especially based on what I've read here.
I have, however, spent a good deal of time with children, and some of these descriptions sound like something a 2 or 3 year old would say. (This would actually be a fun test to try on my 4 yr old nephew- asking him to describe everyday things without saying what the object is)

Anyway- my question is this: Are schizophrenic patients more likely to be learning disabled, or mentally delayed? Or do you have cases where a patient is very bright, but is still diagnosed with schizophrenia?
I'm just curious. I'll google this diagnosis just to be a little better informed and ready to read your reply.
Thanks :)

flic said...

mayden's voyage- Hello there! You could look through the Introduction (to the schizophrenic descriptions) and its comments section, and also through the comments section of each of the Schizophrenic Descriptions (#1 and #2). And you may pick up some useful additional information.

Also, try that experiment with your 4-year-old nephew. It's a good experiment. Even use the same objects we're using here (e.g., a key, a pair of scissors, a flashlight). And you'll plainly see the difference between an organized mind and the "disorganized" mind.

But of course, as with everyone (and everything) else, there is always a method to the madness.

carrie said...

i was thinking lightbulb. canny is smart.