Foundational Issues in Human Brain Mapping

Foundational Issues in Human Brain Mapping

by Stephen Jos? Hanson
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0262513943

ISBN-13: 9780262513944

Pub. Date: 06/30/2010

Publisher: MIT Press

The field of neuroimaging has reached a watershed. Brain imaging research has been the source of many advances in cognitive neuroscience and cognitive science over the last decade, but recent critiques and emerging trends are raising foundational issues of methodology, measurement, and theory. Indeed, concerns over interpretation of brain maps have created serious

Overview

The field of neuroimaging has reached a watershed. Brain imaging research has been the source of many advances in cognitive neuroscience and cognitive science over the last decade, but recent critiques and emerging trends are raising foundational issues of methodology, measurement, and theory. Indeed, concerns over interpretation of brain maps have created serious controversies in social neuroscience, and, more important, point to a larger set of issues that lie at the heart of the entire brain mapping enterprise. In this volume, leading scholars --
neuroimagers and philosophers of mind -- reexamine these central issues and explore current controversies that have arisen in cognitive science, cognitive neuroscience,
computer science, and signal processing. The contributors address both statistical and dynamical analysis and modeling of neuroimaging data and interpretation,
discussing localization, modularity, and neuroimagers' tacit assumptions about how these two phenomena are related; controversies over correlation of fMRI data and social attributions (recently characterized for good or ill as "voodoo correlations"); and the standard inferential design approach in neuroimaging.
Finally, the contributors take a more philosophical perspective, considering the nature of measurement in brain imaging, and offer a framework for novel neuroimaging data structures (effective and functional connectivity --
"graphs").

Contributors: William Bechtel, Bharat Biswal, Matthew
Brett, Martin Bunzl, Max Coltheart, Karl J. Friston, Joy J. Geng, Clark Glymour,
Kalanit Grill-Spector, Stephen José Hanson, Trevor Harley, Gilbert Harman, James V.
Haxby, Rik N. Henson, Nancy Kanwisher, Colin Klein, Richard Loosemore, Sébastien
Meriaux, Chris Mole, Jeanette A. Mumford, Russell A. Poldrack, Jean-Baptiste Poline,
Richard C. Richardson, Alexis Roche, Adina L. Roskies, Pia Rotshtein, Rebecca Saxe,
Philipp Sterzer, Bertrand Thirion, Edward Vul

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780262513944
Publisher:
MIT Press
Publication date:
06/30/2010
Series:
Bradford Books Series
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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