Jonathan Kenneth Burns

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Country: South Africa

Publications

  1. doi Reconciling 'the new epidemiology' with an evolutionary genetic basis for schizophrenia
    Jonathan Kenneth Burns
    Department of Psychiatry, Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine, University of KwaZulu Natal, Durban, 4000 South Africa
    Med Hypotheses 72:353-8. 2009
  2. ncbi An evolutionary theory of schizophrenia: cortical connectivity, metarepresentation, and the social brain
    Jonathan Kenneth Burns
    Department of Psychiatry, Nelson Mandela School of Medicine, University of KwaZulu Natal, Durban, 4000, South Africa
    Behav Brain Sci 27:831-55; discussion 855-85. 2004
  3. ncbi Psychosis: a costly by-product of social brain evolution in Homo sapiens
    Jonathan Kenneth Burns
    Department of Psychiatry, Nelson Mandela School of Medicine, University of KwaZulu Natal, Durban 4000, South Africa
    Prog Neuropsychopharmacol Biol Psychiatry 30:797-814. 2006
  4. doi Exposure to trauma and the clinical presentation of first-episode psychosis in South Africa
    Jonathan Kenneth Burns
    Department of Psychiatry, Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine, University of KwaZulu Natal, Private Bag 7, Congella Durban, 4013, South Africa
    J Psychiatr Res 45:179-84. 2011

Detail Information

Publications4

  1. doi Reconciling 'the new epidemiology' with an evolutionary genetic basis for schizophrenia
    Jonathan Kenneth Burns
    Department of Psychiatry, Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine, University of KwaZulu Natal, Durban, 4000 South Africa
    Med Hypotheses 72:353-8. 2009
    ..Psychosis therefore, is not just a costly by-product of social brain evolution in modern humans, but is also a consequence of the unhealthy societies we create around us...
  2. ncbi An evolutionary theory of schizophrenia: cortical connectivity, metarepresentation, and the social brain
    Jonathan Kenneth Burns
    Department of Psychiatry, Nelson Mandela School of Medicine, University of KwaZulu Natal, Durban, 4000, South Africa
    Behav Brain Sci 27:831-55; discussion 855-85. 2004
    ..However, because the disorder shared a common genetic basis with the evolving circuitry of the social brain, it persisted. Thus schizophrenia emerged as a costly trade-off in the evolution of complex social cognition...
  3. ncbi Psychosis: a costly by-product of social brain evolution in Homo sapiens
    Jonathan Kenneth Burns
    Department of Psychiatry, Nelson Mandela School of Medicine, University of KwaZulu Natal, Durban 4000, South Africa
    Prog Neuropsychopharmacol Biol Psychiatry 30:797-814. 2006
    ..Such a paradigm shift would aid modern neuroscience in finally abandoning Cartesian dualism and would guide psychiatry towards an integrated and 'socio-neurologically' embedded understanding of mental disorders...
  4. doi Exposure to trauma and the clinical presentation of first-episode psychosis in South Africa
    Jonathan Kenneth Burns
    Department of Psychiatry, Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine, University of KwaZulu Natal, Private Bag 7, Congella Durban, 4013, South Africa
    J Psychiatr Res 45:179-84. 2011
    ..To evaluate the relationship between a history of traumatic experiences and the clinical features of first-episode psychosis (FEP)...