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Bridging Disciplines in the Brain, Behavioral, and Clinical Sciences

; Edited by Terry C Pellmar and Leon Eisenberg.

Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); .
ISBN-10: 0-309-07078-3


Never before have there been such opportunities to understand the human brain and behavior. The advances in biomedical science of the last 50 years have provided the foundation for addressing the complex health problems of today's society. Building on those advances, science is now poised for substantial progress as investigators are ready to bridge disciplines. To achieve the health goals of the 21st century, scientific training and research must bring together many scientific fields that offer different insights and technologies. Interdisciplinary efforts need to be facilitated at all levels of teaching and research. This report offers recommendations to delineate, enhance, and accelerate a process that is already reflected in many training and research programs. Although this report focuses on examples from brain and behavioral science, the principles presented should be broadly applicable in scientific research.


This project was supported by Task Order No. 52, under Contract No. N01-OD-4-2139 from the National Institutes of Health.

NOTICE: The project that is the subject of this report was approved by the Governing Board of the National Research Council, whose members are drawn from the councils of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, and the Institute of Medicine. The members of the committee responsible for the report were chosen for their special competences and with regard for appropriate balance.

Copyright © 2000, National Academy of Sciences.
Bookshelf ID: NBK44875PMID: 20669407
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