At the origins of the mind/brain relationship

Paolo Legrenzi and Carlo Umiltà

in Neuromania

Published in print May 2011 | ISBN: 9780199591343
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191729164 | DOI:
At the origins of the mind/brain relationship

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This chapter begins with a discussion of the emergence of various disciplines with the ‘neuro’ prefix, despite having nothing to do with brain mechanisms, and how the advent of neuroimaging techniques acted as a catalyst for their introduction. It considers how the use of attractive colours in neuroimaging may have played a crucial role in their appeal to the public. It discusses the concepts of cognitive subtraction and mirror neurons, and argues that it is extremely difficult to find something truly new in neuroscience despite the fact that it is a rapidly developing field of study.

Keywords: brain imaging; neuroimaging; cognitive subtraction; mirror neurons; neuroscience

Chapter.  6225 words. 

Subjects: Cognitive Psychology

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