Trouble in Mind: An Unorthodox Introduction to Psychiatry

(7) Positron Emission Tomography (PET) scan of a person with Alzheimer's disease.

(8) Neuronal pathways in the cortex, from Gigandet X, Hagmann P, Kurant M, Cammoun L, Meuli R, et al. (2008) Estimating the confidence level of white matter connections obtained with MRI tractography. PLoS ONE 3(12): e4006. doi:10.1371/ journal.pone.0004006.

(9) Rorschach card #8.

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About the illustrations (above and right): unless stated otherwise, original images are in the public domain, and were obtained via the Wikimedia Commons website. From left to right:

(1) Rorschach card #1.

(2) Diagram of the brain per René Descartes, 1664.

(3) Dissection of the brain by Johann Christian Reil, 1812.

(4) Nodes of intercortical connectedness across the brain, from Hagmann P, Cammoun L, Gigandet X, Meuli R, Honey CJ, Wedeen VJ, Sporns O (2008) Mapping the structural core of human cerebral cortex. PLoS Biology Vol. 6, No. 7, e159.

(5) Diagram depicting social transmission of life satisfaction in a large cohort, from Fowler, JH and Christakis, NA. (2008) Dynamic spread of happiness in a large social network, BMJ; 337: a2338. Used and adapted with permission of the authors.

(6) Map of human cortex based on local variation in the structure and arrangement of cortical cells, by Korbinian Brodmann in 1909.