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The new phrenology : the limits of localizing cognitive processes in the brain, William R. Uttal

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The new phrenology : the limits of localizing cognitive processes in the brain
Title
The new phrenology
Title remainder
the limits of localizing cognitive processes in the brain
Statement of responsibility
William R. Uttal
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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 a way that permits them to be associated with particular brain regions." "New, noninvasive imaging technologies allow us to observe the brain while it is actively engaged in mental activities. Uttal cautions, however, that the excitement of these new research tools can lead to a neuroreductionist wild goose chase. With more and more cognitive neuroscientific data forthcoming, it becomes critical to question their limitations as well as their potential. Uttal reviews the history of localization theory, presents the difficulties of defining cognitive processes, and examines the conceptual and technical difficulties that should make us cautious about falling victim to what may be a "neo-phrenological" fad."--Jacket
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DLC
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Uttal, William R
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QP385
LC item number
.U86 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2001 I-909
  • WL 335
NLM item number
U93n 2001
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Brain
  • Cognitive neuroscience
  • Brain
  • Brain
  • Cognition
  • Psychophysiology
  • Cognitieve processen
  • Filosofische aspecten
  • Hersenfuncties
  • Neurowetenschappen
  • Cerveau
  • Neurosciences cognitives
  • Cerveau
  • Brain
  • Brain
  • Cognitive neuroscience
  • Cognitieve processen
  • Neurowetenschappen
  • Filosofische aspecten
  • Hersenfuncties
  • Hirnfunktion
  • Hirnforschung
  • Kognitive Psychologie
  • Neuropsychologie
  • Kraniologie
  • Kognitiver Prozess
Label
The new phrenology : the limits of localizing cognitive processes in the brain, William R. Uttal
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Publication
Note
"A Bradford book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [233]-248) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. On Localizing Cognitive Processes: The Problem -- 2. The Technologies -- 3. Is a Taxonomy or Even a Lexicon of Cognitive Processes Possible? -- 4. Technical and Conceptual Problems -- 5. Summary and Conclusions
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xviii, 255 pages
Isbn
9780262210171
Lccn
00052534
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)45248325
  • (OCoLC)ocm45248325
Label
The new phrenology : the limits of localizing cognitive processes in the brain, William R. Uttal
Publication
Note
"A Bradford book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [233]-248) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. On Localizing Cognitive Processes: The Problem -- 2. The Technologies -- 3. Is a Taxonomy or Even a Lexicon of Cognitive Processes Possible? -- 4. Technical and Conceptual Problems -- 5. Summary and Conclusions
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xviii, 255 pages
Isbn
9780262210171
Lccn
00052534
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)45248325
  • (OCoLC)ocm45248325

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