Wired.com has a story on efforts to make an atlas of the brain. The article is interesting for its neuroanatomical insights as well as for its description of the innovative use of technology to make the atlas.
The author boldly points out, “What you mostly discover is that the mind remains an immense mystery. We don’t even know what we don’t know.”
If that is true on an anatomical level, then the same must be said of our current knowledge of how to treat the brain and its disorders. Which is one of the reasons why my own treatment approach is pragmatic or focused on what works. Explaining why one approach works with some people but not others will have to wait till at least 2012 when the atlas is finished.
Here’s the link to the article:
Forewarning: some of the pictures are a bit bloody.