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  1. What Do Brain Data Really Show?Valerie Gray Hardcastle & C. Matthew Stewart - 2002 - Philosophy of Science 69 (3):572-582.
    There is a bias in neuroscience toward localizing and modularizing brain functions. Single cell recording, imaging studies, and the study of neurological deficits all feed into the Gallian view that different brain areas do different things and the things being done are confined to particular processing streams. At the same time, there is a growing sentiment that brains probably don’t work like that after all; it is better to conceive of them as fundamentally distributed units, multi‐tasking at every level. This (...)
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  2. Localization in the Brain and Other Illusions.Valerie Gray Hardcastle & C. Matthew Stewart - 2005 - In Andrew Brook (ed.), Cognition and the Brain. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
     
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  3. Theory Structure in Neuroscience.Valerie Gray Hardcastle & C. Matthew Stewart - 2001 - In Peter K. Machamer, Peter McLaughlin & Rick Grush (eds.), Theory and Method in the Neurosciences. University of Pittsburgh Press.
     
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    Neuroscience and the Art of Single-Cell Recordings.Valerie Gray Hardcastle & C. Matthew Stewart - 2004 - Biology and Philosophy 18 (1):195-208.
    This article examines how scientists move from physical measurementsto actual observation of single-cell recordings in the brain. We highlight how easy it is to change the fundamental nature of ourobservations using accepted methodological techniques for manipulatingraw data. Collecting single-cell data is thoroughly pragmatic. Weconclude that there is no deep or interesting difference betweenaccounting for observations by measurements and accounting forobservations by theories.
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