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5 lecture_oct28_GOLD_LECTURE - Cognitive neuroscience is...

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Cognitive neuroscience is going to produce a theory of mental in terms of brain structure and function. It hasn’t yet happened because… More data? Better theories?
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Cognitive neuroscience is going to produce a theory of mental in terms of brain structure and function. It hasn’t yet happened because… More data? Better theories? A conceptual possibility Our concepts of behavior and mental life have features that can’t be captured by causal (including neural) explanation.
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Our concepts of behavior and mental life have features that can’t be captured by causal (including neural) explanation. Three options (from least to most radical): (1) Our concepts of behavior and mental life can be captured by causal explanation, but we don’t yet know how to do this. We need more time. (2) Our concepts of behavior and mental life can be captured by causal explanation, but we aren’t smart enough to know how to do this. We can’t have a science of the mind. (3) Our concepts of behavior and mental life have to be abandoned. We can have a science of the mind, but we can’t have a mind (so to speak).
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The problem: The tennis ball that Nadal hit on the forehand deformed as it came in contact with the strings of his racquet.
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5 lecture_oct28_GOLD_LECTURE - Cognitive neuroscience is...

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