Lessons for Cognitive Science from Neurogenomics

Alex Rosenberg

in The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy and Neuroscience

Published in print July 2009 | ISBN: 9780195304787
Published online September 2009 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Handbooks

Lessons for Cognitive Science from Neurogenomics


This article discusses the lessons from neurogenomics that are applicable to cognitive science. It argues that the work of some leading cognitive scientists who employed the resources of neurogenomics has already provided strong grounds to be pessimistic about the representations to which a computational theory of mind is committed, and to be optimistic about the syntactic character of processes of thinking and reasoning in the brain. It also discusses research findings concerning how the brain recalls memories and the storage of explicit memories.

Keywords: neurogenomics; cognitive science; computational theory; mind; thinking; reasoning; brain; explicit memories

Article.  10856 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy ; Philosophy of Mind

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