Explaining the Brain: Mechanisms and the Mosaic Unity of Neuroscience

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What distinguishes good explanations in neuroscience from bad? Carl F. Craver constructs and defends standards for evaluating neuroscientific explanations that are grounded in a systematic view of what neuroscientific explanations are: descriptions of multilevel mechanisms. In developing this approach, he draws on a wide range of examples in the history of neuroscience (e.g. Hodgkin and Huxleys model of the action potential and LTP as a putative explanation for different kinds of memory), as well as recent philosophical ...

Explaining the Brain: Mechanisms and the Mosaic Unity of Neuroscience 2009, Clarendon Press

ISBN-13: 9780199568222

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Explaining the Brain: Mechanisms and the Mosaic Unity of Neuroscience 2007, Clarendon Press, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780199299317

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