Why Your Brain Is Your Most Important Asset: Lessons From 83,000 Brain Scans

Dr. Daniel Amen discusses what we can learn from single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) brain scans and makes a convincing argument that your brain is your most important asset. Dr. Amen also discusses the neuroimaging correlates of different disease states, including mild traumatic brain imaging, depression, PTSD and other neuropsychiatric conditions. While Dr. Amen’s message is compelling, peers have criticized Dr. Amen’s love affair with SPECT scans by arguing that his findings are meaningless because “they haven’t been validated by controlled studies to determine their diagnostic specificity.

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