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Autore principale:Della Rocca, Mattia.
Titolo:A brave new science : on some historical and epistemological issues of contemporary neuroscience, 1945-1976 / Mattia della Rocca.
Descrizione fisica:305 p. :  ill. ;  31 cm  
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Tesi di dottorato in Filosofia, XXIX ciclo, Università degli studi di Pisa, Università degli studi di Firenze, 2017
Tutor: Claudio Pogliano
Abstract:The central goal of my doctoral thesis is the historical reconstruction of early research in neuromorphic technologies and in the development of a "reverse engineering" approach to the brain as they coalesce as a research trend in contemporary neuroscience. Neuromorphism and engineering-based are the main topics for this work because of their centrality within 21st century "big brain science" projects - especially the European human brain project (HBP), launched in 2013. Framing this issue in present-day cultural and scientific discourse on neuroscience, I provide a first reconstruction of the historical origins of these cornerstones of contemporary neuroscientific practice. My research originates from a shared concern in historiography of science and technology, i.e. the underreporting of historical inquiries on the relationship between a specific episteme (the technoscientific paradigm of late 20th and early 21st century) and brain sciences. By this work, I aim to offer a modest contribution to the wider field of the historiography of brain research, as well as to lay the foundations for further historical and epistemological studies on the technoscientific trends in post-WWII neuroscience  
Contiene:Indice: Acknowledgements. Contents. Summary. 1. A brave new science? 2. Neuro is the new techno 3. Conclusions. Appendix
Altri autori:Pogliano, Claudio, 1953-
Università degli studi (Pisa).
Università degli studi (Firenze).
Collezione tematica:Tesi di dottorato di interesse storico-scientifico (Italia).
Sudd. cronologiche:Secolo XX.
Collocazione:Tesi 194
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