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Beyond reduction with the representation: The need for causality with full complexity to unravel mental health

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  06 March 2019

Martin Desseilles
GIGA Cyclotron Research Centre (CRC) in vivo imaging, University of Liege, Liège B-4000, Belgium. Department of Psychology, University of Namur, Namur B-5000, Belgium. martin.desseilles@unamur.be Clinique Psychiatrique des Frères Alexiens, Henri-Chapelle B-4841, Belgium Transition Institute, University of Namur, Namur B-5000, Belgium
Christophe Phillips
GIGA Cyclotron Research Centre (CRC) in vivo imaging, University of Liege, Liège B-4000, Belgium. GIGA in silico medicine, University of Liege, Liege B-4000, Belgium. c.phillips@uliege.be


In this commentary on Borsboom et al.’s target article, we argue that researchers should be aware of the historical development of models in neuroscience. Considering the importance of causality in anatomo-clinical approach and stressing the complexity of mental phenomenon, we provide new insight on reductionism and representation limitation.

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