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Brain Imaging: What it Can (and Cannot) Tell Us About Consciousness

Robert G. Shulman


Magnetic resonance imaging methods, functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS), have taken a commanding position in brain studies because they allow scientists to follow brain activities in the living human. The ability to measure cerebral anatomy, neuronal firing, and brain metabolism has extended and reinvigorated hopes of understanding the role that brain activity plays in human life. Neuroscientists, measuring brain energies and work by imaging methods, have consciously or unconsciously been incorporating philosophical views into the planning and ... More

Keywords: brain, imaging, fMRI, MRS, philosophy, psychology, behavior

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199838721
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199838721.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Robert G. Shulman, author
Yale University