Show simple item record Eden Smith
dc.creator 2021-01-29T16:20:25Z 2021-01-29T16:20:25Z 2018
dc.description.abstract The scientific concepts of mental imagery and hallucinations are each used independently of the other in experiments; uses that simultaneously evoke and obscure their historical connections. To highlight one of these connections, I will begin by sketching episodes from the largely separate developmental trajectories of each concept. Considering these historical sketches side-by-side, I will argue that the independent uses of these concepts each inherited a shared set of interdependent associations. In doing so, I seek to illustrate the value of examining historical connections between mental imagery and hallucinations for studying the current uses of these two concepts in neuroimaging experiments.
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dc.relation.isversionof Downstream publication: Smith, Eden. (2018) "Interdependent Concepts and their Independent Uses: Mental Imagery and Hallucinations." Perspective on Science, 26(3), 360-399.
dc.subject cognitive science, structure of theories
dc.title Past and Present Uses of Concepts as Tools for Investigating Mental Phenomena: Mental Imagery and Hallucinations
dc.identifier.doi 10.1162/posc_a_00278

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    5–7 July, 2018 – Hannover University, Germany; co-sponsored by the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science

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