From commonsense to science, and back: The use of cognitive concepts in neuroscience

@article{Francken2014FromCT,
  title={From commonsense to science, and back: The use of cognitive concepts in neuroscience},
  author={Jolien C. Francken and Marc Slors},
  journal={Consciousness and Cognition},
  year={2014},
  volume={29},
  pages={248-258}
}
Commonsense cognitive concepts (CCCs) are the concepts used in daily life to explain, predict and interpret behaviour. CCCs are also used to convey neuroscientific results, not only to wider audiences but also to the scientific inner circle. We show that translations from CCCs to brain activity, and from brain data to CCCs are made in implicit, loose and unsystematic ways. This results in hard to connect data as well as possibly unwarranted extrapolations. We argue that the cause of these… CONTINUE READING
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