Systems of visual identification in neuroscience: Lessons from epistemic logic

Philosophy of Science 70 (1):89-104 (2003)
Abstract
The following analysis shows how developments in epistemic logic can play a nontrivial role in cognitive neuroscience. We argue that the striking correspondence between two modes of identification, as distinguished in the epistemic context, and two cognitive systems distinguished by neuroscientific investigation of the visual system (the "where" and "what" systems) is not coincidental, and that it can play a clarificatory role at the most fundamental levels of neuroscientific theory
Keywords Epistemic Logic  Identification  Neuroscience  Science  Vision
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