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Karl H. Pribram

In: The Philosophy of Psychology

Chapter 15: Neurobehavioral Science, Neuropsychology and the Philosophy of Mind

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Neurobehavioral Science, Neuropsychology and the Philosophy of Mind
Neurobehavioral science, neuropsychology and the philosophy of mind
KarlH.Pribram
Introduction

The advent of the cognitive revolution in psychology ushered in a resurgent interest in the mind/brain connection. In this essay I discuss three forms this interest has taken. Neurobehavioral science, based to a large extent on animal brain-behavioral research, has made strides in determining the nature of memory storage, and the brain systems involved in attention and in different sorts of learning. Currently the neurochemical basis of emotion and motivation is being clarified. Clinical neuropsychology has added to the neurobehavioral base, and has been supplemented by it: An examination of memory retrieval processes and the exploration of brain function in the organization of human consciousness needs a human population to ...

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