April 26, 2011

"... friction and vibration and resonance ..."

There's a form of neuroessentialism that holds that because the brain is made of cells, we should study cellular neuroscience, and not psychology, if our goal is to understand the mind. To us, that's a bit like saying that to better appreciate the beauty of a sonata performed by a string quartet, you should just study friction and vibration and resonance, and not bother with the theory or history of music.

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