Jacqueline Anne Sullivan
University of Western Ontario
Do neurobiologists aim to discover natural kinds? I address this question in this chapter via a critical analysis of classification practices operative across the 43-year history of research on long-term potentiation (LTP). I argue that this 43-year history supports the idea that the structure of scientific practice surrounding LTP research has remained an obstacle to the discovery of natural kinds.
Keywords natural kinds  long-term potentiation  mechanistic explanation  neuroscience  neurobiology  memory
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