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After Phrenology: Neural Reuse and the Interactive Brain

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A proposal for a fully post-phrenological neuroscience that details the evolutionary roots of functional diversity in brain regions and networks.The computer analogy of the mind has been as widely adopted in contemporary cognitive neuroscience as was the analogy of the brain as a collection of organs in phrenology. Just as the phrenologist would insist that each organ must ...more
Hardcover, 416 pages
Published December 19th 2014 by Bradford Book
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An accessible book, very up to date and complete on issues on dynamic approaches to cognition and philosophy of mind. Highly recommended for students of psychology and neuroscience since it's not too difficult and it presents an alternative view to what is taught in most university programs. It follows the 'alternative' narrative of embodied cognition or enactivism, which seems unintuitive at first, especially for me as a psychology student, but Anderson sort of 'eases into' it by explicitly con ...more
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