Drs. Langevin and Wayne panel discussion “Minding the Gaps in Medical Research”
MIT Media Lab
Presenters: Helene Langevin, MD and Peter Wayne, PhD
A “side effect” of medical specialization and scientific reductionism is that our understanding of cross-system connections in human health and disease is remarkably limited. This affects the ability of medicine to care for the whole patient. Research at the Osher Center draws on systems biology frameworks from both modern science and non-conventional healing traditions to inform a more integrated model of health and health care.
This talk presents examples of current integrative and translational research linking connective tissue, movement, mind-body interactions, postural control, and pain. These examples will highlight the importance of inter-disciplinary teams for identifying gaps in knowledge and “connecting the dots.”