Journals Higher Education



Published: 23 May 2013

180 Pages


ISBN: 9780199838721

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Brain Imaging

What it Can (and Cannot) Tell Us About Consciousness

Robert G. Shulman

  • Neuroimaging cannot tell us how neurons are supporting psychological mental processes.
  • The powerful empirical insights obtained by imaging methods are overshadowed by claims that they can identify abstract mental processes.
  • Overreaching claims about identifying abstract mental processes have persisted despite empirical failings.

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