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Mind and Brain: A Critical Appraisal of Cognitive Neuroscience

William R. Uttal


Cognitive neuroscience explores the relationship between our minds and our brains, most recently, by drawing on brain imaging techniques to align neural mechanisms with psychological processes. This book offers a critical review of cognitive neuroscience, examining both its history and modern developments in the field. It pays particular attention to the role of brain imaging—especially functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI)—in studying the mind–brain relationship. The author argues that, despite the explosive growth of this new mode of research, there has been more hyperbole than critic ... More

Keywords: brain imaging, neural mechanisms, psychological processes, fMRI, empirical findings, sensation, perception, consciousness, behavioral concerns

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780262015967
Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013 DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262015967.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

William R. Uttal, author