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Forum Discussion: TV Neuroscientist—With Schizophrenia, No Less!—Solves Crimes

Eric Mccormick of Will & Grace fame returns to the small screen.

Perhaps you've seen the latest new twist on a crime procedural from TNT. Called Perception, it features a brilliant "neuroscience professor" who uses Sherlock Holmes-like deductive prowess to help the FBI solve crimes. This professor also happens to be living with paranoid schizophrenia.

We have our own thoughts about the show's depiction of the academic life (BIG office—lots of free time), but we also wonder what our readers think of this TV depiction of schizophrenia. Interestingly, one of the character's main symptoms seems to be visual hallucinations (he hallucinates people who help him solve the crime).

If you've seen the show, post a comment with your thoughts. If not, you can catch the show Mondays on TNT (10 p.m., EST) and watch back episodes online.

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Kristin Bell — Posted 30 July 2012
Frederick Frese — Posted 30 July 2012
Dennis Grayson — Posted 1 August 2012
Robin Cunningham — Posted 22 August 2012
Marvin Ross — Posted 14 September 2012

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Comment by:  Kristin Bell
Submitted 30 July 2012 Posted 30 July 2012

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Comment by:  Frederick Frese
Submitted 30 July 2012 Posted 30 July 2012

In reply to your request for comments about the TV...  Read more

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Comment by:  Dennis Grayson
Submitted 1 August 2012 Posted 1 August 2012

I've also been watching Perception, now up to four...  Read more

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Comment by:  Robin Cunningham
Submitted 17 August 2012 Posted 22 August 2012

I agree with most of the comments already made by others...  Read more

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Comment by:  Marvin Ross
Submitted 13 September 2012 Posted 14 September 2012

I agree with those who have commented that it is nice that...  Read more

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