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Mixed reaction to new BRAIN initiative

BRAINinitiativeMapping the mind—smart thinking for brain health? (The Lancet):  “…Will the reality match the ambition? Reaction has been mixed…Given that our brains change, learn, think, remember, and are shaped by our experiences, interactions with other people, and society, mapping the electrical spikes in the brain seems an overly restrictive biomedical approach to understanding the most complex organ in the human body. It is also doubtful that this approach will yield cures for conditions such as Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease as purported…There are also non-biomedical aspects of brain disorders that require urgent attention. For example, access to psychological treatments for depression worldwide is woefully inadequate…”

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