Personally, I'm very much for the destruction of "false mythologies" within the field.
I wouldn't feel bad if the name changed to reflect modern practices.
Can you be more specific?
I respect you and I know you respect this chap but the above could not be more ironic given how he has presented his arguement. It is as if he has tried to create a new myth ref what happened in Japan.
How about this modern practice? How does this fit with his idea for brain institutes.
If we are to be respected and supported in the medical community,
it might help to understand the neuroscience behind why going to a getaway in Finland with therapists, lakes, and ducks helps with Schizophrenia.
Maybe there is a link. We have enough preliminary research in brain imaging to suggest medications and psychotherapy result in neuroplastic changes. Solidifying our understanding of the neurosciences in Psychiaty and increase funding for research may then help us fine tune and enhance our therapies.
If we don't embrace it, we can't find out if the experiment is true. Our other option is to embrace ignorance of the research data and change the scenery from lakes to beaches and ducks to flamingos and see what happens. The latter option does not help our credibility.