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Where memory resides: Is there a rivalry between molecular and synaptic models of memory?

Colaço, David and Najenson, Jonathan (2022) Where memory resides: Is there a rivalry between molecular and synaptic models of memory? In: UNSPECIFIED.

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Abstract

Recent proposals that the substrate of memory is molecular raise questions about where this molecular model stands in relation to the dominant synaptic model of memory. In this paper, we address the perceived rivalry between these models and ask whether they can be integrated. We argue that addressing rivalry or integration requires delineating the explananda of synaptic and molecular models, as well as revisiting assumptions about how these models account for their explananda. The perceived rivalry between these models exemplifies epistemic costs that arise when we try to pit explanatory models as rivals or integrate them.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
Creators:
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Colaço, David
Najenson, Jonathanjonathan.najenson@gmail.com
Additional Information: PSA2022 Symposium Presentation Manuscript
Keywords: memory; explanation; integration
Subjects: General Issues > Explanation
Specific Sciences > Cognitive Science > Learning and Memory
Specific Sciences > Neuroscience
Depositing User: Dr. David Colaço
Date Deposited: 20 Apr 2023 13:00
Last Modified: 20 Apr 2023 13:00
Item ID: 21999
Subjects: General Issues > Explanation
Specific Sciences > Cognitive Science > Learning and Memory
Specific Sciences > Neuroscience
Date: 2022
URI: https://philsci-archive-dev.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/21999

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