On how to reconcile mind and brain

Frank Rösler, Charan Ranganath

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


This chapter evaluates the validity of arguments used to discount the utility of functional imaging. It also presents some epistemological arguments to highlight the mutual interdependence of cognitive neuroscience and cognitive psychology. Consideration of these points suggests that although there are conceptual and methodological challenges that psychologists must address before the potential benefits of neuroimaging can be realized, imaging data is nonetheless a powerful tool to reconcile concepts of mind and brain, so that we may move beyond the so-called 'black box' models of cognition.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationNeuroimaging of Human Memory: Linking Cognitive Processes to Neural Systems
PublisherOxford University Press
ISBN (Print)9780191696077, 9780199217298
StatePublished - Mar 22 2012


  • Brain
  • Cognition
  • Cognitive neuroscience
  • Cognitive psychology
  • Functional imaging
  • Imaging data
  • Mind

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)


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