Title

Review of Bennett and Hacker's History of Cognitive Neuroscience

Document Type

Book Review

Publication Date

Summer 2010

Abstract

What purpose history of science? Old-style writers adopt the present as key perspective, depicting an ever-advancing forward march. Contemporary historians usually prefer exploring social and cultural influences. A third tactic is also available: history to clarify conceptual frames. Do brains see, attend, remember, think, understand, translate, and emote? More to the point, do synaptic networks possess psychological attributes? In a provocative century-plus spanning history of empirical work in cognitive neuroscience, Maxwell Bennett and Peter Hacker answer a resounding no.

Publication Title

Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences

Publisher Statement

Copyright 2010 by Journal of the History of Cognitive Neuroscience published by Wiley Periodicals.

DOI

10.1002/jhbs.20452

Comments

This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Wight, R. D. (2010). Review of Bennett and Hacker's History of Cognitive Neuroscience. Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences, 46, 329-331, which has been published in final form at 10.1002/jhbs.20452. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving.

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