A Role for Representation in Cognitive Neurobiology

Philosophy of Science (Supplement) 77 (5):875-887 (2010)
Abstract
What role does the concept of representation play in the contexts of experimentation and explanation in cognitive neurobiology? In this article, a distinction is drawn between minimal and substantive roles for representation. It is argued by appeal to a case study that representation currently plays a role in cognitive neurobiology somewhere in between minimal and substantive and that this is problematic given the ultimate explanatory goals of cognitive neurobiological research. It is suggested that what is needed is for representation to instead play a more substantive role.
Keywords Representation  Cognitive Neurobiology  Experimentation
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DOI 10.1086/656818
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