Conceptual Issues in Psychiatric Neuroimaging: An Update

Author(s): D. Stoyanov, G. Stanghellini, M. Broome

Journal Name: Current Topics in Medicinal Chemistry

Volume 12 , Issue 21 , 2012

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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

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Year: 2012
Published on: 18 February, 2013
Page: [2348 - 2356]
Pages: 9
DOI: 10.2174/1568026611212210007

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