Chapter 10. The (Mis)Measure of Mind

  1. Cedric Boeckx

Published Online: 5 NOV 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444310047.ch10

Language in Cognition: Uncovering Mental Structures and the Rules Behind Them

Language in Cognition: Uncovering Mental Structures and the Rules Behind Them

How to Cite

Boeckx, C. (2009) The (Mis)Measure of Mind, in Language in Cognition: Uncovering Mental Structures and the Rules Behind Them, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444310047.ch10

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 5 NOV 2009
  2. Published Print: 4 SEP 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405158817

Online ISBN: 9781444310047

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Keywords:

  • the (mis)measure of mind;
  • connecting mind and brain;
  • missing links;
  • brain activity recording techniques - positron emission tomography (PET) and functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI);
  • Broca's area and Wernicke's area;
  • root of classic model and cartographic tendencies;
  • Gall's phrenology;
  • somatosensory homunculus;
  • primitives or elementary constituents or the ontologies, or parts lists;
  • ontological incommensurability problem

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Connecting Mind and Brain

  • The Classic Model

  • Major Flaws of the Classic Model

  • Why Then Is the Classic Model Still Mainstream?

  • It's Really Time to Look for Something Else

  • Can We Do Better?

  • Hard Problems

  • Wrapping Up