Third post, so I thought I’d actually try to post something not having to do with Satan.
I’m curious to know if anyone has any recent information on Tourette’s Syndrome. I’ve done a light web search and come up with some stuff that basically says no one knows what causes it.
My questions center on whether it’s a physiological disorder or a psychological one. I lean toward physiological, because some people who have the condition only exhibit spasms and tics. However, there are some that also swear loudly.
This is what leads to my curiosity about this disease. The people who do scream out intelligible words almost always swear. They don’t yell stuff like “carburetor” or “Vaseline” or “Vegemite”. It’s swear words. This would tend to point toward a psychological affliction, unless profanity is stored somewhere specifically in the brain.
So here’s the questions:
1)Does anyone know of any new breakthroughs in diagnosis of Tourette’s?
2)Is the brain structured in such a way that swear words are located in a specific place?
3)If a person didn’t know any profanity, what would they yell out?
“I’m still here, asshole!”-Angus Bethune