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Localization and Intrinsic Function

Rathkopf, Charles (2013) Localization and Intrinsic Function. [Preprint]

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Abstract

This paper describes one style of functional analysis commonly used in the neurosciences called task-bound functional analysis. The concept of function invoked by this style of analysis is distinctive in virtue of the dependence relations it bears to transient environmental properties. It is argued that task-bound functional analysis cannot explain the presence of structural properties in nervous systems. An alternative concept of neural function is introduced that draws on the theoretical neuroscience literature, and an argument is given to show that this alternative con- cept of may help to overcome the explanatory limitations of task-bound functional analysis.


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Item Type: Preprint
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Rathkopf, Charlescharles.rathkopf@gmail.com0000-0001-8998-2220
Keywords: localization, neural function, modularity, resting state
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Biology > Function/Teleology
Specific Sciences > Cognitive Science
Specific Sciences > Computation/Information
Specific Sciences > Biology > Neuroscience
Depositing User: Dr. Charles Rathkopf
Date Deposited: 06 Sep 2017 14:47
Last Modified: 06 Sep 2017 14:47
Item ID: 13392
DOI or Unique Handle: https://doi.org/10.1086/668878
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Biology > Function/Teleology
Specific Sciences > Cognitive Science
Specific Sciences > Computation/Information
Specific Sciences > Biology > Neuroscience
Date: January 2013
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/13392

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