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The cognitive neuroscience laboratory: a framework for the science of the mind

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Whether or not the mind can be described as a purely scientific construct depends on the underlying philosophical assumptions about the nature of mind. Using Gilbert Ryle's dogma of the Ghost in the Machine, we ascertain that the mind is a scientific object. However, such a portrayal of the mind, by itself, does not determine if and how the mind can be studied scientifically. The cognitive neuroscience laboratory will be presented as the scientific framework for studying the mind. This framework aims at establishing a computationally modular architecture of the mind which emerges from the integration of behavioral studies, brain research, and computational analyses.

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Dror, Itiel E. and Thomas, Robin D. (2004) The cognitive neuroscience laboratory: a framework for the science of the mind In, Erneling, Christina E. and Johnson, David M. (eds.) Mind as a Scientific Object: Between Brain and Culture. Oxford, UK, Oxford University Press pp. 283-292.

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Published date: 2004

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Local EPrints ID: 18340
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/18340
ISBN: 0195139321
PURE UUID: ad5e7e2a-4385-47df-8f22-dee6c812c539

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Date deposited: 11 Jan 2006
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 16:36

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Author: Itiel E. Dror
Author: Robin D. Thomas
Editor: Christina E. Erneling
Editor: David M. Johnson

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