Are computational models of any use to psychiatry?

  title={Are computational models of any use to psychiatry?},
  author={Quentin J. M. Huys and Michael Moutoussis and Jonathan Williams},
  journal={Neural networks : the official journal of the International Neural Network Society},
  volume={24 6},
Mathematically rigorous descriptions of key hypotheses and theories are becoming more common in neuroscience and are beginning to be applied to psychiatry. In this article two fictional characters, Dr. Strong and Mr. Micawber, debate the use of such computational models (CMs) in psychiatry. We present four fundamental challenges to the use of CMs in psychiatry: (a) the applicability of mathematical approaches to core concepts in psychiatry such as subjective experiences, conflict and suffering… CONTINUE READING
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