In this talk, I summarize an emerging debate in the cognitive sciences over the right taxonomy for understanding cognition — the right theory of and vocabulary for describing the structure of the mind — and the proper role of neuroscientific evidence in specifying this taxonomy. I review the methods being used to mine neuroimaging data (in particular) to both evaluate the validity of the existing psychological taxonomy, and in some cases to bootstrap new psychological categories. I also briefly outline some of the theoretical positions being advocated, and reflect on some of the possible implications of this work both for scientific and folk psychology.

Welcome and opening remarks from the Rotman 2016 Annual Conference: Rethinking the Taxonomy of Psychology
April 15 – 17, 2016

Michael Anderson, Franklin and Marshall College, Rotman Institute of Philosophy (Visiting Fellow 2015-2016)

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