Mr. Holmes’s background was science. Before dropping out he took a class that explored the biological origins of psychiatric and neurological disorders, and was scheduled to give a presentation on “MicroRNA Biomarkers,” according to a class schedule published online. The topic appears to demonstrate an interest in the genetic basis of mental illness.There is (at least in some circles) a prejudice that people study psychology to find out what's wrong with them. You have to wonder if Holmes' interest might have reflected an awareness that he was having problems, or because of a family history of mental illness.
Sunday, July 22, 2012
James Holmes' Scientific Interests
From the July 22, 2012 New York Times: