Behavioral and Brain Sciences

Open Peer Commentary
Gold & Stoljar: A neuron doctrine

Playing with words, working with concepts, testing ideas

J. M. Zanker a1
a1 Center for Visual Sciences, Research School of Biological Sciences, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT 2601, Australia


Gold & Stoljar's attempt to disentangle the body-mind problem in time for the end of the decade of the brain deserves praise for its diligence and courage in moving onto the treacherous ground of interdisciplinary discourse. In making their point, they should not have stopped half-way: a more clearly defined experimental paradigm seems necessary to solve this exciting and substantial problem.