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The Organisation of Mind

Tim Shallice and Rick Cooper


Brain imaging has been immensely valuable in showing us how the mind works. However, many of our ideas about how the mind works come from disciplines such as experimental psychology, artificial intelligence, and linguistics, which in their modern form date back to the computer revolution of the 1940s, and are not strongly linked to the subdiscipline of biomedicine. Cognitive science and neuroscience thus have very separate intellectual roots, and very different styles. Unfortunately, these two areas of knowledge have not been well integrated as far as higher mental processes are concerned. So ... More

Keywords: brain imaging, experimental psychology, artificial intelligence, biomedicine, cognitive science, neuroscience, neuropsychology, functional imaging

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780199579242
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199579242.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Tim Shallice, author
Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London, University of London

Rick Cooper, author
School of Psychology, Birkbeck College, University of London