They have published a book on cognitive styles called ordered complexity. Basically they state that they first theorized 7 different modes of consciousness based on their research data. These were then mapped onto neural regions in the brain. For each person, one neural area is conscious while the others are unconscious. Four are "pure thinking/understanding" modes, two modes connect these into two different kinds of imagination and one mode connects everything. After having made this construct and verifying neurologically, they approached psychologists - and were pointed to mbti - for their purposes they have chosen to various other corresponding models based on 16 types to be analogous..and they mapped out these into interactive strategies of the various modes/neural connections etc , as well as then showing where these were actually blocked strategies which could potentially be overcoming. There's some neurological explanations involved. It's a 700 page book, so I haven't quite digested it yet..although if it is onto something, then it seems to me as if socionics theory might need to be reworked based on it's findings. PS. It gives the impression that it lays foundations for type changes, as well as dual-typ-ish theory in it.
I would honestly appreciate some feedback and/or opinons if anyone goes through this in any amount.