Credits: DBN Elite, 2020
This project is made possible thanks to the pioneering work by the multi-award-winning Clinic Dr. Bita of expanding on Dr. Simon Baron Cohen’s theory of the Extreme Male Brain, culminating in a model of cognition known as the “2 Factor Model” of the Absolute School of Psychology. It is a model based on the hypothesis that symptoms of autism emerge as a natural consequence of a mind that analyzes thoughts at a rate that outpaces the rate at which thoughts are produced, leading to attempts to bridge the shortage of original thoughts using memory – a source of pre-existing thoughts. This proposed mechanism may account for all of the symptoms of autism.
Conversely, the model predicts that a mind with a thought production rate (“TPR”) significantly greater than its thought analysis rate (“TAR”) would lead to a mind that memorizes thoughts, where a portion of them are never analyzed. In turn, this opens the possibility of false memories, thus serving as the possible mechanism underlying psychosis. Moreover, the model would place autism and psychosis on a meaningful continuum, if it is shown to be reliable. DBN Elite hopes to uncover new avenues for the treatment of autism, schizophrenia, and the mentally underprivileged, while also developing a technique to engineer genius into a normal brain.
Moreover, DBN Elite hopes to test for the possibility that personality traits and disorders can be accurately predicted as a causal function of how a child learns to cope with the TAR-TPR traits of the parent. Research and and theories expanding on the 2 Factor Model in relation to personality are collectively known as the “Absolute School of Psychology”, a school of psychology that seeks to build a theory of the mind in quantitative, algebraic, and algorithmic terms that can be expressed in computer language; it is the vanguard in the mathematicization and computerization of the field of psychology, pushing the field far beyond basic statistics while forcing psychology researchers to make falsifiable and reproducible claims – a true game-changer and likely the new scientific standard for all psychology research in the future.
Failed attempts at creating the 2 Factor Model in a software environment have given birth to an offshoot, known as Project Technocyte.
The following is an analogy to help grasp the 2 Factor Model:
Imagine you’re sitting next to a keyboard, and the song you are supposed to play is one note on one hand (Thought Analysis Rate / TAR) and the same note an octave lower on the other hand (Thought Production Rate / TPR). The job is to press them together at the same time and at the same rhythm. The further apart you press them, the more different the song becomes which is the version you remember.
Clinical psychologists have an ethical, professional, and therapeutic responsibility to understand the version being played (i.e. to empathize). ASP explains how the song changes as the notes are played differently from one individual to another.