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Mental Mechanisms Philosophical Perspectives on Cognitive Neuroscience von Bechtel, William (eBook)

  • Erscheinungsdatum: 21.08.2012
  • Verlag: Taylor and Francis
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Mental Mechanisms

A variety of scientific disciplines have set as their task explaining mental activities, recognizing that in some way these activities depend upon our brain. But, until recently, the opportunities to conduct experiments directly on our brains were limited. As a result, research efforts were split between disciplines such as cognitive psychology, linguistics, and artificial intelligence that investigated behavior, while disciplines such as neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, and genetics experimented on the brains of non-human animals. In recent decades these disciplines integrated, and with the advent of techniques for imaging activity in human brains, the term cognitive neuroscience has been applied to the integrated investigations of mind and brain. This book is a philosophical examination of how these disciplines continue in the mission of explaining our mental capacities.

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    Format: ePUB
    Kopierschutz: AdobeDRM
    Erscheinungsdatum: 21.08.2012
    Sprache: Englisch
    ISBN: 9781136679704
    Verlag: Taylor and Francis
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