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Wiring optimization explanation in neuroscience: 
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Barberis, Sergio Daniel (2019) Wiring optimization explanation in neuroscience: 
What is special about it? THEORIA. An International Journal for Theory, History and Foundations of Science, 34 (1). pp. 89-110. ISSN 2171-679X

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Abstract

This paper examines the explanatory distinctness of wiring optimization models in neuroscience. Wiring optimization models aim to represent the organizational features of neural and brain systems as optimal (or near-optimal) solutions to wiring optimization problems. My claim is that that wiring optimization models provide design explanations. In particular, they support ideal interventions on the decision variables of the relevant design problem and assess the impact of such interventions on the viability of the target system.


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Barberis, Sergio Danielsbarberis@filo.uba.ar0000-0002-5381-3772
Additional Information: ISSN: 0495-4548 (print)
Keywords: Neuroscience, Wiring Optimization, Mechanism, Darwinian Explanation, Design Explanation, Ideal Intervention.
Subjects: General Issues > Explanation
Specific Sciences > Neuroscience
Depositing User: Unnamed user with email theoria@ehu.es
Date Deposited: 01 May 2019 13:07
Last Modified: 01 May 2019 13:07
Item ID: 15953
Journal or Publication Title: THEORIA. An International Journal for Theory, History and Foundations of Science
Publisher: Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea / Universidad del País Vasco
Official URL: http://www.ehu.eus/ojs/index.php/THEORIA/article/v...
DOI or Unique Handle: https://doi.org/10.1387/theoria.18148
Subjects: General Issues > Explanation
Specific Sciences > Neuroscience
Date: January 2019
Page Range: pp. 89-110
Volume: 34
Number: 1
ISSN: 2171-679X
URI: https://philsci-archive-dev.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/15953

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