Review of Bennett and Hacker's History of Cognitive Neuroscience
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.
Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences
Copyright 2010 by Journal of the History of Cognitive Neuroscience published by Wiley Periodicals.
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