Negotiating pictures of numbers

Social Epistemology 18 (2 & 3):199 – 214 (2004)
This paper reports on objectivity and knowledge production in the process of submitting, revising, and publishing an experimental research article in cognitive neuroscience. The review process, as part of scientific practice, is of particular interest, since it puts the research team in direct dialog with a larger scientific community concerned with fMRI evidence. By bringing this often 'black-boxed' dimension of the manuscript's production into the picture, I illustrate the role that the visual brain representations played in the practice of scientific fact production. This allows me to point out how the knowledge is constructed through seeing, and how the showing of the fact through images bears traits of the scientific culture of which it is part
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