From Neuropsychiatry to Social Cognition: A Journey with Berrios

  • Alejandro García-CaballeroEmail author
  • Isabel García-Lado
Part of the Theory and History in the Human and Social Sciences book series (THHSS)


We briefly describe here some of our experiences during the time we spent with Berrios. We see this as a journey in which we gained not just knowledge of psychiatry and neuropsychiatry but a new and broader approach to understanding and researching in psychiatry. In particular, we appreciate the importance of historical and cultural factors in the formation of this knowledge. Our experience was made particularly special in that it was constituted through multiple levels including the intellectual, the multidisciplinary, and the international community in which we were welcomed.


Alexithymia Neuropsychiatry Historical analysis Culture Statistics Social cognition 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alejandro García-Caballero
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Isabel García-Lado
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PsychiatryUniversity Hospital of OurenseOurenseSpain
  2. 2.Department of Psychiatry, School of MedicineUniversity of Santiago de CompostelaSantiago de CompostelaSpain

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