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The view from the lab

The neuroscientist Camilla Nord places considerable emphasis on scanning technology, but has disappointingly little to suggest in the way of effective new treatments

30 September 2023

9:00 AM

30 September 2023

9:00 AM

The Balanced Brain: The Science of Mental Health Camilla Nord

Allen Lane, pp.304, 25

Some years ago, the Harvard psychiatrist Leon Eisenberg commented that, in the course of his lifetime, his discipline had swung from the brainless psychiatry propounded by psychoanalysts to the mindless psychiatry of those enamoured of biological reductionism and neuroscience. 

Camilla Nord, who runs a neuroscience laboratory at Cambridge, is firmly a member of the latter camp.

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