CONSCIOUSNESS, BIG SCIENCE, AND CONCEPTUAL CLARITY [chapter]

Ned Block
2014 The Future of the Brain  
With enormous investments in neuroscience looming on the horizon, including proposals to map the activity of every neuron in the brain, it is worth asking what questions such an investment might be expected to contribute to answering. What is the likelihood that high-resolution mapping will resolve fundamental questions about how the mind works? I will argue that high-resolution maps are far from sufficient, and that the utility of new technologies in neuroscience depends on developing them in
more » ... developing them in tandem with the psycho-neural concepts needed to understand how the mind is implemented in the brain.
doi:10.2307/j.ctt9qh0x7.19 fatcat:u2hyyc626jdbfpt33e4aamvnh4