Computational explanation in neuroscience

@article{Piccinini2006ComputationalEI,
  title={Computational explanation in neuroscience},
  author={Gualtiero Piccinini},
  journal={Synthese},
  year={2006},
  volume={153},
  pages={343-353}
}
According to some philosophers, computational explanation is proprietary to psychology—it does not belong in neuroscience. But neuroscientists routinely offer computational explanations of cognitive phenomena. In fact, computational explanation was initially imported from computability theory into the science of mind by neuroscientists, who justified this move on neurophysiological grounds. Establishing the legitimacy and importance of computational explanation in neuroscience is one thing… CONTINUE READING
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