Region-Based Approach versus Mechanism-Based Approach to the Brain

  title={Region-Based Approach versus Mechanism-Based Approach to the Brain},
  author={Georg Northoff},
  pages={167 - 170}
  • G. Northoff
  • Published 1 January 2010
  • Psychology
  • Neuropsychoanalysis
In “Neuropathologies of the Self: A General Theory,” Todd Feinberg discusses the neurological basis of various defense mechanisms and postulates a hierarchy of them. He thereby presupposes the concept of localization in the brain. In my commentary, I discuss the concept of localization in both its empirical and conceptual aspects and contrast it with an alternative approach, a more holistic one to the function of the brain. This pertains to the question of how information is coded in the brain… 

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