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The interdisciplinary study of neuroscience and philosophy that explores the inner workings of the human brain in relation to the soul and mind. The philosophy of neuroscience attempts to use neuroscientific methods and results to explain that the brain is all that humans have and nothing more.

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localization of function

Philosophy; Neurophilosophy

Localization of function means that many cognitive functions can be localized to specific regions of the brain. A good example of functional localization comes from studies of the motor cortex. There ...

functional magnetic resonance imaging (FMRI)

Philosophy; Neurophilosophy

Also called functional MRI (fMRI), it is an MRI procedure that measures brain activity by detecting associated changes in blood flow. This technique relies on the fact that cerebral blood flow and ...

computational theory of mind

Philosophy; Neurophilosophy

A philosophical theory that views the human mind and/or human brain as an information processing system and that thinking is a form of computing. The theory was proposed in its modern form by Hilary ...

holonomic brain theory

Philosophy; Neurophilosophy

The holonomic brain theory describes a type of process that occurs in fine fibered neural webs. The process is composed of patches of local field potentials described mathematically as windowed ...

causality of thoughts

Philosophy; Neurophilosophy

At the heart of the computational theory of mind is the idea that thoughts are a form of computation, and a computation is by definition a systematic set of laws for the relations among ...


Philosophy; Neurophilosophy

Connectionism is a set of approaches in the fields of neurophilosophy, artificial intelligence, cognitive psychology, and cognitive science, that models mental or behavioral phenomena as the emergent ...

spreading activation

Philosophy; Neurophilosophy

In most connectionist models, networks change over time. A closely related and very common aspect of connectionist models is activation. At any time, a unit in the network has an activation, which is ...

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