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Localization and Its DiscontentsA Genealogy of Psychoanalysis and the Neuro Disciplines$
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Katja Guenther

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780226288208

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: May 2016

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226288345.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

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Localization and Its Discontents
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Katja Guenther

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University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226288345.003.0008

The Introduction draws the parallels between certain trends in modern neuroscience and developments in late nineteenth-century neuropsychiatry. Both are structured by the aporetic relationship between the localization of function and a form of connectivity. It suggests that a history of this tradition of neuropsychiatry, and in particular its grappling with the aporetic relationship between localization and connectivity, helps us gain a new understanding of the interconnected histories of psychoanalysis and the neuro disciplines and can refigure our understanding of modern neuroscience.

Keywords:   neuroscience, neuroimaging, new phrenology, localization and its discontents, connectome

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