The Promise of Big Data Imaging for Mental Health
Knowledge gleaned from big data and advances in neuroimaging have provided new insights into the workings of the brain. Our author, founding director of the Center for Translational Research in Neuroimaging and Data Science, traces the evolution of these two evolving fields.
Mental Retardation: Struggle, Stigma, Science
Scientists are investigating many types of disability, but also asking if there is a common, underlying process, say at the synaptic level. Certainly, any effective cure will have to target the underlying neurobiology. Until then, we have much more to do in lessening the stigma still attached to this diverse but common lifelong brain disorder.