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  1. Alessandro Grecucci, Cinzia Giorgetta, Paolo Brambilla, Sophia Zuanon, Laura Perini, Matteo Balestrieri, Nicolao Bonini & Alan G. Sanfey (2013). Anxious Ultimatums: How Anxiety Disorders Affect Socioeconomic Behaviour. Cognition and Emotion 27 (2):230-244.
  2. Laura Perini (2012). Depiction, Detection, and the Epistemic Value of Photography. Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 70 (1):151-160.
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  3. Laura Perini (2012). Image Interpretation: Bridging the Gap From Mechanically Produced Image to Representation. International Studies in the Philosophy of Science 26 (2):153-170.
    There is currently a gap in our understanding of how figures produced by mechanical imaging techniques play evidential roles: several studies based on close examination of scientific practice show that imaging techniques do not yield data whose significance can simply be read off the image. If image-making technology is not a simple matter of nature re-presenting itself to us in a legible way, just how do the images produced provide support for scientific claims? In this article I will first show (...)
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  4. Laura Perini (2012). Truth-Bearers or Truth-Makers? Spontaneous Generations 6 (1):142-147.
    One way visual representations might function in scientific reasoning is to convey content that is true or false, analogous to making a claim. An alternative way that visual representations might function is as an object that may make statements true or false, but is not itself true or false, analogous to a scientific model. In this paper I evaluate the most recent and extended defense of this latter position and show that the case study involved does not in fact support (...)
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  5. Laura Perini (2011). Sequence Matters: Genomic Research and the Gene Concept. Philosophy of Science 78 (5):752-762.
  6. Laura Perini (2010). Scientific Representation and the Semiotics of Pictures. In P. D. Magnus & Jacob Busch (eds.), New Waves in Philosophy of Science. Palgrave Macmillan.
     
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  7. Laura Perini (2005). The Truth in Pictures. Philosophy of Science 72 (1):262-285.
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  8. Laura Perini (2005). Visual Representations and Confirmation. Philosophy of Science 72 (5):913-926.
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  9. Laura Perini (2005). Explanation in Two Dimensions: Diagrams and Biological Explanation. [REVIEW] Biology and Philosophy 20 (2-3):257-269.
    Molecular biologists and biochemists often use diagrams to present hypotheses. Analysis of diagrams shows that their content can be expressed with linguistic representations. Why do biologists use visual representations instead? One reason is simple comprehensibility: some diagrams present information which is readily understood from the diagram format, but which would not be comprehensible if the same information was expressed linguistically. But often diagrams are used even when concise, comprehensible linguistic alternatives are available. I explain this phenomenon by showing why diagrammatic (...)
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  10. Laura Perini (1999). Accounting for Function. BioScience 49 (3):243-245.
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  11. Laura Perini, Colin Allen, Mark Bekoff & George Lauder (1999). Accounting for FunctionNature's Purposes: Analyses of Function and Design in Biology. BioScience 49 (3):243.
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