Re: Math modeling of psychiatric disorders?

From: Ross A. Finlayson (
Date: Thu Feb 08 2001 - 12:16:56 MST

cyrus mcnally wrote:

> Greetings, list.
> I don't know if this is the most appropriate of places to ask this
> question, but does anybody know of any web resources (or even any good
> journal papers) dealing with the mathematical modeling of psychiatric
> disorders? In specific, schizophrenia? Maybe neural network models of the
> dopamine system?
> Thanks for your time,
> Cyrus

You might look into the BDM (Belief, Desire, Motivation) networks. These
are neural networks used for artificial intelligence that attempt to weight
into consideration emotional values. If you think of using neural networks
in that way, you would have to map micro-level behavior plotted against
known intake data of the compounds through a black-box interface to the
macro-level societal behavior of the subject. This also involves rigorous,
valid statistics.



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