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2016-11-29Zeitschriftenartikel DOI: 10.3389/fnint.2016.00041
Methodological Problems on the Way to Integrative Human Neuroscience
dc.contributor.authorKotchoubey, Boris
dc.contributor.authorTretter, Felix
dc.contributor.authorBraun, Hans A.
dc.contributor.authorBuchheim, Thomas
dc.contributor.authorDraguhn, Andreas
dc.contributor.authorFuchs, Thomas
dc.contributor.authorHasler, Felix
dc.contributor.authorHastedt, Heiner
dc.contributor.authorHinterberger, Thilo
dc.contributor.authorNorthoff, Georg
dc.contributor.authorRentschler, Ingo
dc.contributor.authorSchleim, Stephan
dc.contributor.authorSellmaier, Stephan
dc.contributor.authorTebartz Van Elst, Ludger
dc.contributor.authorTschacher, Wolfgang
dc.date.accessioned2019-12-02T10:58:49Z
dc.date.available2019-12-02T10:58:49Z
dc.date.issued2016-11-29none
dc.date.updated2019-10-02T17:30:37Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://edoc.hu-berlin.de/18452/21599
dc.description.abstractNeuroscience is a multidisciplinary effort to understand the structures and functions of the brain and brain-mind relations. This effort results in an increasing amount of data, generated by sophisticated technologies. However, these data enhance our descriptive knowledge, rather than improve our understanding of brain functions. This is caused by methodological gaps both within and between subdisciplines constituting neuroscience, and the atomistic approach that limits the study of macro- and mesoscopic issues. Whole-brain measurement technologies do not resolve these issues, but rather aggravate them by the complexity problem. The present article is devoted to methodological and epistemic problems that obstruct the development of human neuroscience. We neither discuss ontological questions (e.g., the nature of the mind) nor review data, except when it is necessary to demonstrate a methodological issue. As regards intradisciplinary methodological problems, we concentrate on those within neurobiology (e.g., the gap between electrical and chemical approaches to neurophysiological processes) and psychology (missing theoretical concepts). As regards interdisciplinary problems, we suggest that core disciplines of neuroscience can be integrated using systemic concepts that also entail human-environment relations. We emphasize the necessity of a meta-discussion that should entail a closer cooperation with philosophy as a discipline of systematic reflection. The atomistic reduction should be complemented by the explicit consideration of the embodiedness of the brain and the embeddedness of humans. The discussion is aimed at the development of an explicit methodology of integrative human neuroscience, which will not only link different fields and levels, but also help in understanding clinical phenomena.eng
dc.language.isoengnone
dc.publisherHumboldt-Universität zu Berlin
dc.rights(CC BY 4.0) Attribution 4.0 Internationalger
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.subjectbraineng
dc.subjectmethodologyeng
dc.subjectmindeng
dc.subjectneuroscienceeng
dc.subjectpsychologyeng
dc.subjectsystems scienceeng
dc.subject.ddc610 Medizin und Gesundheitnone
dc.titleMethodological Problems on the Way to Integrative Human Neurosciencenone
dc.typearticle
dc.identifier.urnurn:nbn:de:kobv:11-110-18452/21599-3
dc.identifier.doi10.3389/fnint.2016.00041none
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.18452/20867
dc.type.versionpublishedVersionnone
local.edoc.container-titleFrontiers in Integrative Neurosciencenone
local.edoc.pages19none
local.edoc.type-nameZeitschriftenartikel
local.edoc.institutionHumboldt-Universität (insgesamt)none
local.edoc.container-typeperiodical
local.edoc.container-type-nameZeitschrift
local.edoc.container-publisher-nameFrontiers Media S.A.none
local.edoc.container-publisher-placeLausannenone
local.edoc.container-volume10none
dc.description.versionPeer Reviewednone
local.edoc.container-articlenumber41none
dc.identifier.eissn1662-5145

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