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What has (neuro)psychology
told us about the mind
(so far)?
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What can functional neuroimaging tell the
experimental psychologist?
Richard Henson (2005)
• Neuroimaging data as another dependent variable.
• Two types of inference from imaging data:
-function-to-structure deduction
-structure-to-function induction
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What has functional neuroimaging told us
about the mind (so far)?
Coltheart (2006)
• “No functional neuroimaging research to date has yielded
data that can be used to distinguish between competing
psychological theories”.
• Behavioral data have been successfully used to distinguish
between psychological theories:
-Serial versus Parallel Processing in Reading
-Semantic Contributions to Reading Aloud
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WHAT HAS (NEURO)PSYCHOLOGY TOLD US ABOUT
THE MIND (SO FAR)? A REPLY TO COLTHEART (2006)
Richard Henson (2006)
• The natural selection of theories.
• Imaging data can be used to test competing theories.
• Researches using Behavioral data :
-Serial versus Parallel Processing in Reading
-Semantic Contributions to Reading Aloud
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WHAT HAS (NEURO)PSYCHOLOGY TOLD US ABOUT THE
MIND (SO FAR)? A REPLY TO COLTHEART (2006)
Richard Henson (2006)
• Recognition memory- The Remember/Know paradigm:
Dual-process theory vs Single-process model
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WHAT HAS (NEURO)PSYCHOLOGY TOLD US ABOUT THE
MIND (SO FAR)? A REPLY TO COLTHEART (2006)
Richard Henson (2006)
• The systematic function–structure
mapping assumption
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