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Conceptual Issues in Psychiatric Neuroimaging: An Update

[ Vol. 12 , Issue. 21 ]

Author(s):

D. Stoyanov, G. Stanghellini and M. Broome   Pages 2348 - 2356 ( 9 )

Abstract:


Aim: In this paper, we provide an update on the conceptual issues of psychiatric neuroimaging, especially in the light of the current reductive claims of the eliminative physicalism.

Argument: our argument is developed on three stages. The first is to highlight the crucial importance of phenomenological psychopathology and person-centered approach, which remains underestimated; the second is to bring forward the view that functional neuroimaging is relevant to the area of ‘translation’ in the mind-brain debate. The third point is to present a critical analysis of the shortcomings in structural and functional neuroimaging from methodological and epistemological perspectives.

Conclusion: a novel paradigm for translational cross-validation among neuroscience, psychopathology and clinical psychology is presented.

Keywords:

Functional neuroimaging, translation, validity, methodology

Affiliation:

Medical University of Plovdiv, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and Medical Psychology, Vassil Aprilov str. 15-A, 4002 Plovdiv, Bulgaria



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