The New Phrenology: The Limits of Localizing Cognitive Processes in the Brain
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The New Phrenology: The Limits of Localizing Cognitive Processes in the Brain

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William Uttal is concerned that in an effort to prove itself a hard science, psychology may have thrown away one of its most important methodological tools- a critical analysis of the fundamental assumptions that underlie day-to-day empirical research. In this book Uttal addresses the question of localization: whether psychological processes can be defined and isolated in...more
Paperback, 275 pages
Published January 24th 2003 by MIT Press (MA) (first published 2001)
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Rob
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In a nutshell? Uttal is arguing that the modern imaging technologies (e.g., fMRI) are toys used by cognitive neuroscientists that are following their theories and using these subtractive methods to come up with supporting data for what is otherwise intractable. In other words, much of modern cognitive neuroscience is on a fool's errand because we really don't even have a working definition for what "thought" and "mind" are and so how could we possibly hope to match up its specific component part...more
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