Long-term Potentiation: One Kind or Many?

Publication Year:
Usage 89
Downloads 89
Social Media 1
Tweets 1
Repository URL:
Sullivan, Jacqueline
Most Recent Tweet View All Tweets
preprint description
Abstract. Do neurobiologists aim to discover natural kinds? I address this question in this chapter via a critical analysis of classification practices operative across the 43-year history of research on long-term potentiation (LTP). I suggest that this 43- year history supports the idea that the structure of scientific practice surrounding LTP research has remained an obstacle to the discovery of natural kinds.