Toward a Neuroscience Utopia


1BoringOldMan on Thomas Insel’s utopian aspirations, that have “turned the NIMH into a National Institute of Neuroscience . . . So he’ll get proposals that fit the letter of his requirements that have no chance of adding anything to our understanding or our patient care . . . He’s correct that something like the development of a polio vaccine is the kind of thing that might need focused research. But there’s no polio vaccine analog in his plans. We knew what caused polio by then, and what was needed to treat it. Here, we’re still dancing in the dark.”

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