→ 03 Mar 13 at 7 pm
This article is a much needed one in the field of neurology and psychiatry. I’ve seen so much hype over the human connectome project. I’m fairly excited about it too. However it’s important that we tread lightly on this subject and don’t over hype it. Allegations have been said that visualizing a connectome will allow us to predict the actions or thoughts of human beings. This concept is wrong on so many levels. However I must disagree with the article when it states that funding this project is a waste of time. the human connectome project is essential for the development of neurology and psychiatry as a whole. imaging micro scale connections is vital for understanding underlying mechanisms essential to the field of psychiatry, advancements in this process may improve the effectiveness of prescription. This due to the fact that the main problem that surrounds the field of psychiatry is the fact that most drugs (such as antidepressants) only account for one mechanism of action, whereas diseases such as biologically based depression have many different mechanisms of occurring. Similarly, neurology can be greatly improved considering that the field of neurology is based on the study of brain structures and tissues.