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Malaysian Journal of Medical Sciences
School of Medical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia
ISSN: 1394-195X
Vol. 25, No. 2, 2018, pp. 1
Bioline Code: mj18016
Full paper language: English
Document type: Editorial
Document available free of charge

Malaysian Journal of Medical Sciences, Vol. 25, No. 2, 2018, pp. 1

 en Hominem Sine Opus Spatium: Where Do the Ideas Come from to Move the Brain, Mind, Behaviour and Neurosciences in Malaysia?
Abdullah, Jafri Malin


    People can work wonders without a room. Rooms make people think within a box, and people who are not confined within a room can wonder while thinking and solve problems as they see them in the environment. The dearth in the growth of professionals trained in the neurosciences who will use neurotechnology in the future is a dire situation facing Malaysia, according to the Academy of Sciences Malaysia’s 2017 Emerging Science, Engineering and Technology (ESET) study. Further, this human resource needs to be fundamentally cultivated at schools from a very young age. The author describes the activities that have taken place in the country via a bottom-up approach over the last two years and hopes that eventually these endeavours will end with the creation of an ASEAN Brain, Mind, Behaviour and Neuroscience Institute for Creativity and Innovation being established with the full support of the Government of Malaysia or other local and international financial donors.

brain; mind; behaviour; psychiatry; neruosciences; Malaysia

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