The tools and insights of behavioral neuroscience grow apace, yet their clinical application is lagging.
This article suggests that associative learning theory may be the algorithmic bridge to connect a burgeoning understanding of the brain with the challenges to the mind with which all clinicians and researchers are concerned.
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Instead of giving up, talking past one another, or resting on the laurels of face validity, a consilient and collaborative approach is suggested: visiting laboratory meetings and clinical rounds and attempting to converse in the language of behavior and cognition to better understand and ultimately treat patients.
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Corlett PR, Schoenbaum G. Leveraging Basic Science for the Clinic—From Bench to Bedside. JAMA Psychiatry. Published online November 18, 2020. doi:10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2020.3656
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